Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Manufacturing Jobs Available In NJ With Right Skills [AUDIO]

Jersey’s unemployment rate stands at 9.9 percent, but new data from the Conference Board indicates the manufacturing sector is expanding.

Flick User JGNY

Rutgers economist James Hughes says over the past two years, “We have had a significant rebound in manufacturing – exports have grown, demand for products have increased -but we haven’t seen a significant spike in manufacturing numbers here because New Jersey lacks some of the skilled workers that New Jersey manufacturers need…So to some degree, the state’s lag in manufacturing is really due to a shortage of highly qualified, educated, sophisticated manufacturing workers.”

Hughes says what we’re seeing now is not the automobile assembly line manufacturing of the past.

“These are small, nimble, high-tech firms that produce very sophisticated technological products, such as medical instruments and the like,” says Hughes, “And these require workers, who have computer capabilities in order to operate computer-aided manufacturing…So getting people the skills they need to do these jobs is a top priority. Workforce training, workforce development is a critical area – the Department of Labor has always had a strong focus on that area…Opportunities are there if we can provide workers with the appropriate skills.”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!