81 percent of students surveyed are more convinced manufacturing provides careers that are both interesting and rewarding
January 8, 2016
Manufacturing Day 2015, including all events scheduled throughout the year, has far exceeded expectations of scale and impact, reaching more than 400,000 participants and improving the public’s perception of manufacturing.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 173,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Job gains occurred in health care and social assistance and in financial activities. Manufacturing and mining lost jobs.
B2B e-commerce sales in the U.S. will grow from $780 billion in 2015 to an estimated $1.1 trillion in 2020, according to Forrester Research’s “U.S. B2B E-Commerce Forecast: 2015 to 2020” report released earlier this year.
In the U.S., employed Americans who report being members of labor unions are significantly less likely than nonunion employees to say they are “completely satisfied” with six of 13 job aspects, according to a recent Gallup Poll.