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Will Manufacturing Hiring Demand Turn Around in 2012?

Wanted Analytics (02/24/12) Abby Lombardi

After several unsteady years, hiring among manufacturers began improving in 2011, but declined drastically during the last several months of the year. However, in January 2012, there were 52,000 job ads posted online, an uptick from December. The most demanded field by manufacturers during January was engineering, accounting for more than 9,600 of the jobs advertised in the manufacturing sector. Industrial engineer was the single most advertised occupation in January, with more than 4,200 job openings, with mechanical engineers and electrical engineers also highly in demand.