Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jay Talks Welding Opportunities

With all the attention being given to economic sings, the long term shortage of highly-skilled trades people continues, most notably certified welders.

“Companies are reporting drastic shortages of high-skilled welders, especially those with certifications,"
said Bob Bernini, Vice President of Academics for the Triangle Tech Group. "In fact, according to regional economic development studies, one of the largest industry needs is in metal working.”

The industry has found an unlikely ally: Jay Leno. In this short video, From his Big Dog garage, Leno talks about the opportunities for welding professionals. Thought you’d like to take a look.

Seven Consecutive Months

It’s hard to read any single economic report these days and try to draw long-term conclusions from it. Trends matter more than snapshots, and the good news is that the latest Manufacturing ISM (Institute for Supply Management) Report on Business showed that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 10th consecutive month.

We know that a lot of you are working harder (even putting in non-paid time) to get the job done. It sometimes sounds cliché, but we’re in this recovery together and will do everything we can to make this a strong year.

You can check out the complete Report on Business here.