Industry News - Manufacturing Staffing - January 2012

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ISM manufacturing index revised downward, but still signifies growth in industry
ISM manufacturing index revised downward, but still signifies growth in industry

The Institute for Supply Management’s December factory index was revised downward but still indicates that the sector is expanding, according to revisions announced on January 31.

December industrial production growth aids manufacturing staffing
December industrial production growth aids manufacturing staffing

A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank on January 18 indicates that industrial production increased by 0.4 percent in December, and this uptick in activity could spur manufacturing staffing.

MAPI denotes expansion for ninth quarter in a row, signaling positive outlook for manufacturing staffing
MAPI denotes expansion for ninth quarter in a row, signaling positive outlook for manufacturing staffing

The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) released a report on January 12, which indicated that the organization's composite index of manufacturing activity edged down during the fourth quarter.

Strong December jobs report suggests uptick in manufacturing staffing
Strong December jobs report suggests uptick in manufacturing staffing

A report that was released by the U.S. Labor Department on January 5 indicated that 200,000 jobs were created in December, and provided strong evidence that manufacturing staffing is likely growing across the country.

Infrastructure firm releases data on potential jobs created by proposed pipeline
Infrastructure firm releases data on potential jobs created by proposed pipeline

An infrastructure firm released a statement on January 10 containing data on how its highly-visible pipeline project would trigger both manufacturing staffing and construction staffing.

Manufacturing staffing on the rise, says ADP report
Manufacturing staffing on the rise, says ADP report

A report released by Automatic Data Processing (ADP) on January 5 indicated that the U.S. economy added 22,000 manufacturing jobs, which is some of the strongest evidence yet that manufacturing staffing is firmly on the road to recovery.

Demand for factory goods soars, boosting manufacturing staffing
Demand for factory goods soars, boosting manufacturing staffing

A recent government report indicates that demand for goods produced by American factories rose in November at the fastest pace in four months, and this increase in orders could have an impact on manufacturing staffing.

ISM index increases as manufacturing staffing picks up

A monthly index released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) rose to its highest point in six months in December as manufacturing staffing picked up amid rising hiring.


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