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Does Improving Job Market in U.S. Apply to Manufacturing?

Increasing optimism in the U.S. economy has translated into a heightened confidence in regards to the still-shaky job market, a recent survey suggests. One in four Americans believe now is a "good time" to find a quality job in the U.S., officials at Gallup say, citing a poll based on telephone interviews conducted early last month with a random sampling of over 2,000 adults.

Does Improving Job Market in U.S. Apply to Manufacturing?

Copy While that figure is certainly not a home run figure, it is far better than the 10 percent reported at the same time in 2011 and the 17 percent reported last summer. The question is whether it applies to manufacturing.

David Lewis, president and founder of OperationsInc, a human resources firm in Norwalk, Conn., finds the steady increase promising because it likely suggests that more of the currently employed are putting their resumes out to search for better jobs, which, in turn, will trigger some badly needed movement in the job market.

"This is a good sign that we are moving closer to what was the old normal in 2007," Lewis says. "It shows that the job market is becoming a place driven more by the movement of people who are gainfully employed rather than growth in existing companies, which leads to the need to hire more people."

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Keywords: supply chain jobs, manufacturing jobs, U.S. manufacturing industry, U.S. employment figures, supply chain, logistics & supply chain

Copy While that figure is certainly not a home run figure, it is far better than the 10 percent reported at the same time in 2011 and the 17 percent reported last summer. The question is whether it applies to manufacturing.

David Lewis, president and founder of OperationsInc, a human resources firm in Norwalk, Conn., finds the steady increase promising because it likely suggests that more of the currently employed are putting their resumes out to search for better jobs, which, in turn, will trigger some badly needed movement in the job market.

"This is a good sign that we are moving closer to what was the old normal in 2007," Lewis says. "It shows that the job market is becoming a place driven more by the movement of people who are gainfully employed rather than growth in existing companies, which leads to the need to hire more people."

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Keywords: supply chain jobs, manufacturing jobs, U.S. manufacturing industry, U.S. employment figures, supply chain, logistics & supply chain

Does Improving Job Market in U.S. Apply to Manufacturing?