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11th August 2017

Manufacturing hiring surges, but skills gap sows vacancies

More manufacturing outfits brought on new workers in March than at any point since the front end of the Great Recession in early 2008, according to a report published Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau's so-called JOLTS report – short for Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary – showed that nearly 5.3 million employees were hired across the U.S. economy in March. On the manufacturing front alone, 322,000 workers were added to payrolls. There hasn't been a month during which industrial work has been in such high demand since April 2008.

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