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Why Manufacturing?

Southwestern Pennsylvania Manufacturers
Need YOU!

You've heard it all before: “If you want a good job, you have to leave the region.” “The Pittsburgh region is no longer an industrial power… All the mills are closed… Manufacturing only offers jobs for people not going to college.”

The reality is that all of those statements are FALSE! There is a critical shortage of qualified manufacturing employees in southwestern Pennsylvania, and YOU may be the perfect person to fill that void.

Companies in the region need skilled employees who have a strong work ethic. They are looking for machinists who can operate manual and CNC lathes, mills and grinders, as well as read blueprints, perform technical math and precision measuring. They want individuals who are knowledgeable about workplace health and safety practices.

Manufacturing is the second-largest source of private sector employment in Southwestern PA. The average annual wage for machinists in southwestern PA is $36,780, according to PA Career Guide 2011-2012 and the vast majority of these jobs do not require a college degree. Instead, most manufacturing jobs require work related and on the job training.

Contact us to find out how you can prepare yourself for a career with good wages, benefits and personal satisfaction.

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