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Ohio Lightweighting-Related Employment Level Continues Upward Trend in 2018

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

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Joe Steele

313-309-9132

jsteele@lift.technology

 

Ohio Lightweighting-Related Employment Level Continues Upward Trend in 2018

More than 746,000 Ohio workers employed in advanced manufacturing jobs

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Advanced manufacturing employment in Ohio reached new heights in 2018 with more than 746,000 workers employed – the greatest employment level since 2009. This according to a new report from Detroit-based LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow.

Employer demand for lightweighting-related skills grew by 2 percent between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 with 21,175 job postings, which is up 18 percent over five years ago.

The quarterly reports, highlighting employment trends, top jobs, and required skills in advanced manufacturing through Q1 2018, are completed with research and analysis from the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan (WIN) and Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, a region that’s home to more than 50 percent of the metalworking jobs in the country.

“Advanced manufacturing job demand has created an ever-growing need for talent in Ohio and across the country,” said Emily DeRocco, education and workforce director, LIFT. “Addressing those workforce needs with advanced manufacturing education pathways will be key to our nation’s economic prosperity and national security.”

The top in-demand lightweighting-related occupations in Ohio in Q1 2018 included: Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers (2,598 postings), Maintenance and Repair Workers (1,809 postings), Production Workers (1,412 postings), Electrical Engineers (819 postings) and First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers (819 postings).

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and one of the founding Manufacturing USA institutes, is a public- private partnership dedicated to developing and deploying advanced lightweight metal

manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.

The full Ohio report can be viewed at: http://lift.technology/education-workforce- development/.

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ABOUT LIFT

LIFT is a Detroit-based, public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future. LIFT is one of the founding institutes of Manufacturing USA, and is funded in part by the Department of Defense with management through the Office of Naval Research. Visit www.lift.technology or follow on Twitter @NewsFromLIFT to learn more.

ABOUT WORKFORCE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN

The Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan (WIN) is a collaborative effort between nine community colleges and six Michigan Works! Agencies, in partnership with numerous other organizations, to create a comprehensive and cohesive workforce development system in Southeast Michigan that provides employers with the talent they need for success. WIN covers a 16-county area, including Genesee, Hillsdale, Huron, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne. WIN was founded with the support of the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan and publicly launched in November 2011.