Report: 46% of manufacturing jobs in R.I. are advanced

46 PERCENT of manufacturing jobs are advanced

PROVIDENCE – A new report on advanced manufacturing says that the industry is far from declining in New England, but is suffering from a shortage of qualified labor and is affected by the region’s comparatively high cost of doing business. The New England Council and Deloitte report, “Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s […]

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5 Job Areas to Consider in Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanical engineering already presents its share of employment possibilities, but combine it with the white-hot field of advanced manufacturing and the opportunities only widen. looks at five job areas for MEs to consider in this expansive category. Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Healthcare is a field that will likely grow as time goes on, […]

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Inexpensive table-top robots will disrupt light manufacturing

Summary:Collaborative robots for light industry are coming along at precisely the right moment. They’re primed for quick adoption, and that means big changes for small- and mid-sized manufacturers. Last month’s Automate 2015, which organizers bill as the largest showcase of automation technologies in North America, signaled a change in the wind for light manufacturing. Alongside […]

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Manufacturers tap brakes again in March, ISM finds

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. manufacturing sector clearly caught a cold in the final months of winter. Whether its symptoms are likely to persist or fade with the onset of warmer weather are less certain. A closely followed survey of manufacturing executives known as ISM fell in March for the fifth straight month, hitting the […]

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Makers bring energy to manufacturing

We have retooled Rhode Island’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership center this year. Polaris MEP is poised and ready to better support smaller manufacturing companies in the state. Ninety-five percent of the state’s 1,600 manufacturers have fewer than 100 employees, and 74 percent of them have fewer than 50 employees. That is small. But there is another […]

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