By Assemblyman Warren Petryk
To highlight Wisconsin’s robust and growing manufacturing industry, Wisconsin has declared October as “Manufacturing Month.” This is a wonderful opportunity for manufacturing industries to spread the good word about the work that they do and the career opportunities that are ready and available for a skilled workforce.
Many of Wisconsin’s state departments including the Department of Workforce Development, the Department of Revenue, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, as well as other partners including Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Wisconsin Technical College System, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce will be working diligently to promote manufacturing careers and education. Together, Wisconsin is hoping to encourage more students to pursue a career in manufacturing which will help employers find the talented employees they need to run a successful business.
According to Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the average pay for an employee in the manufacturing industry is roughly $54,400 per year. This figure is nearly $10,000 more than the average private-sector worker’s salary. Currently, there are more than 450,000 manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin demonstrating that clearly manufacturing is an in-demand field that needs to recruit and retain talented skilled workers. For those considering a career in manufacturing, there is an abundance of great employment opportunities in the state!
The Job Center of Wisconsin website, https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com/, currently has 93,215 jobs available. The site has recently been re-designed for easier than ever use and is a great way for employers to connect with potential employees. Also, if you are looking for a career, the site will help you accomplish your goals. Please check it out!