masiello employment services skilled manufacturing jobs

According to a new study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 2.1 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled by the year 2030. The potential cost of the missing jobs could be $1 trillion in just 2030.

The study included online surveys of over 800 U.S.-based manufacturing leaders, executive interviews, and economic analyses. For an industry that was struggling to find skilled workers before the pandemic, the current state is concerning. But it has also created a prime opportunity for job seekers curious about this field.

It all boils down to one clear takeaway: Skilled manufacturing needs qualified candidates. The industry is begging for them and the pay and benefits are good. The opportunities are waiting for anyone willing to test the waters. 

Manufacturing Jobs and the Pandemic

Further study data shows that in the early stages of COVID-19 about 1.4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs were lost. Although those jobs have since been recovered to the tune of 63%, more skilled workers are desperately needed. 

As a result, finding the right talent is 36% more difficult today than in 2018, despite a high number of available workers due to unemployment. Filling high-paying, entry-level production positions continues to challenge employers. Keeping skilled workers is even more difficult.

Manufacturers anticipate long-term impact. In addition, a whopping 77% believe that attracting and retaining workers will be an industry challenge beyond 2021.

Manufacturing Jobs in Our Region

man skilled manufacturing jobsThis region has a rich manufacturing history. The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs reports that manufacturing is one of the state’s top trades. It offers jobs in more than 22 unique fields, such as machinery, computer and electronics, and aerospace.

In 2021, the National Association of Manufacturers reported that manufacturers in New Hampshire employ 10.35% of the workforce. In addition, New Hampshire had 65,000 manufacturing employees as of 2020 and was paying an average annual salary of $84,826.

Vermont has a smaller population, however, and its manufacturing figures are lower, employing 9.91% of the workforce. Vermont had an average of 28,000 manufacturing employees in 2020 and was paying an average annual salary of $67,460.

What This Data Means and How Masiello Can Help

woman skilled manufacturing jobsMasiello is proud to include skilled manufacturing as one of its specialty areas of job placement. We have 35 years of experience in recruiting and placing highly skilled technical staff. Our Skilled Manufacturing team can assist in finding a placement that works for you.

First, getting your foot in the door is key. Maybe you’re looking for a career change or stability. Manufacturing jobs offer a reliable set schedule and a pathway to gain experience for better opportunities. 

We have an extensive employer network and track record of filling high-quality jobs at the area’s leading manufacturers. Positions include Machinists, CNC Operators, Engineers, Maintenance Mechanics and Welders, for example. 

Above all, Masiello can connect you to the skilled manufacturing job that delivers the results you need. The industry is ripe for the taking.

Ready to pursue a skilled manufacturing opportunity? Reach out to the expert team at Masiello Employment Services to learn more about available positions and our employer services.