Newsroom: Industry News
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.