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NEW RECORD: 1 Million Open Jobs in Manufacturing

Manufacturing job openings in the United States increased from 948,000 in September to 1,009,000 in October, according to the October 2021 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Data Survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These findings represent a new record in manufacturing job openings.

“Today’s JOLTS number sends a clear message: Creators Wanted,” said National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO and The Manufacturing Institute Board Chair Jay Timmons. “With over a million open jobs in manufacturing, the NAM and MI are working to inspire, educate and empower a new generation of creators in U.S.”

The Creators Wanted campaign is moving fast to get more students to not just think better about manufacturing careers, but to get more students and more people on pathways to fill open jobs today and tomorrow. A central part of the campaign, Creators Wanted Tour Live just ended its 2021 run with 2,500 students in Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas completing the interactive immersive experience, and more than 150,000 students and others interested in manufacturing careers joining our network to build the future American manufacturing workforce.

In state after state, teachers praised the tour’s promise and impact on students:

Students had a blast learning by doing–and finding out how fun, well-paying and rewarding modern manufacturers are and could be:

Students also see that manufacturing has a place for everyone:

And public officials embraced the “Creators Wanted” call, so that we can help students and all Americans find pathways to great careers without the burden of massive debt.

Now it’s your turn: