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U.S. Manufacturers: More than 800,000 Open Jobs

Manufacturing job openings in the United States have exceed 800,000 for nearly a year.

“The persistent job opening numbers send a clear message: Creators Wanted,” said National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO and The Manufacturing Institute Board Chair Jay Timmons. “With all these openings today and millions more openings expected over the next decade, the NAM and MI are working to inspire, educate and empower a new generation of creators in U.S.”

The Creators Wanted campaign is moving fast to get more students to not just think better about manufacturing careers, but to get more students and more people on pathways to fill open jobs today and tomorrow. A central part of the campaign, Creators Wanted Tour Live just ended its 2021 run with 2,500 students in Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas completing the interactive immersive experience, and more than 150,000 students and others interested in manufacturing careers joining our network to build the future American manufacturing workforce.

In state after state, teachers praised the tour’s promise and impact on students:

Students had a blast learning by doing–and finding out how fun, well-paying and rewarding modern manufacturers are and could be:

Students also see that manufacturing has a place for everyone:

And public officials embraced the “Creators Wanted” call, so that we can help students and all Americans find pathways to great careers without the burden of massive debt.

Now it’s your turn: