Best of Times- Worst of Times

The Department of Labor today released its report that the number of Americans filing new jobless claims rose to the highest level in nine months.

Unemployment Roller coaster at nine month High for new jobless claims

Unemployment Roller coaster at nine month High for new jobless claims

Yesterday, PMPA released its November Business Trends Index report that showed that 99% of respondents felt that prospects for employment would remain the same or improve over the next three months.

People with skills can go counter to the broad employment market trends- as there are many advanced manufacturing positions open because employers cannot find skilled employees.

Pay attention to the news. But realize that you do not have to be part of the larger problem.

Skills can assure that you can pay the bills.

And by the way, 50% of our shops were scheduling overtime…

November 2013 PMPA Business Trends Report

DOL report

Consider a career in Advanced Manufacturing and escape the unemployment roller coaster.

Roller coaster