California Attracts 2.4% Of U.S. Reshored Jobs

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

The Reshoring Initiative, an organization committed to helping manufacturers recognize the profit potential of domestic sourcing and production, has published its updated reshoring numbers that illustrate the U.S. manufacturing advantages driving the manufacturing renaissance. A growing number of companies across the country are bringing thousands of manufacturing jobs home from offshore. California should do all it […]

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Grow CA Manufacturing, Grow CA Wages

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

Dan Walters wrote in the Bee that, “a third of California’s employed workers are ‘low-wage’ and their ranks are growing according to a new study from the Center for Labor Research and Education at University of California’s Berkeley campus.” Walters also discussed the legislature’s passion for a minimum wage hike as a means to fix this problem. […]

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CA MFG Jobs vs. U.S.

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and California’s Employment Development Department recently made their annual revisions to employment data. California manufacturing still lags behind the country in manufacturing job growth since the recession, though the state did see a little bump comparatively to the country. On the month-to-month front, California lost 4,200 manufacturing jobs in January. 

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Manufacturing Numbers in Perspective

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

Last week Dan Walters wrote a piece depicting the enormity of California’s manufacturing sector, using a recent 2012 Census Bureau report, which prompted tweets like the following: GO-Biz (@CAGoBiz) 1/27/15, 14:54 FACT: California has twice as many manufacturing firms as the next closest state, TX. @sacbee sacb.ee/2oaO pic.twitter.com/0GwbGPi4YM Stockton Buzz (@stocktonbuzz) California leads U.S. in manufacturing jobs centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?I… #stockton #lodi #los […]

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California Energy Policy Impacts Manufacturing Jobs

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

This week, Chris Busch, the Director of Research at Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC wrote a piece that appeared in both LiveScience and CaliforniaCarbon.info. Essentially the piece praised California’s bold energy policies and claimed that our state’s economy is flourishing because of them. Of specific note was a chart that showed our employment growth and timelined […]

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California’s Plastic Bag Ban Will Cost Hundreds Of Good Manufacturing Jobs

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association clarified that California’s proposed plastic bag ban and paper bag tax contained in SB 270 will cost the state good paying manufacturing jobs. There are close to 60 plastic-bag and 100 paper-bag manufacturing establishments in California, according to the Labor Market Information Department. These companies employ 5,000 workers and […]

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A Look at Growth in Manufacturing and Other Sectors vs. The U.S.

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

In light of 4,600 new California manufacturing jobs reported in July, we thought we’d take a look at how some of the largest job sectors were doing against the rest of the country since we began to come out of the recession in 2010.  The CMTA chart below shows each sector’s growth and average salary […]

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Update On California’s Manufacturing Job Trend

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

California’s monthly jobs report last week showed that we lost another 1,700 manufacturing jobs even though the state added 11,000 non-farm jobs and our our overall unemployment rate stayed the same.  We continue to lag the nation’s manufacturing growth by a substantial margin since we started to recover from the recession in 2010.  Manufacturing jobs in […]

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Updated California Manufacturing Investment

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

Last month we showed you how California shaped up for manufacturing investments in the first three quarters of 2013.  We just got the fourth quarter numbers and we have updated our chart below to indicate how it looks for the entire year.  Basically we got 1.5 percent of the nation’s new or expanded facilities, accounting for 1.2 […]

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Is California Comfortable With Manufacturing Investment Levels?

Gino DiCaro
Vice President of Communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association

California’s economy is improving.  Our unemployment rate is down two percentage points over the last year and our state revenue growth has, for the first time in a while, allowed the Governor to project a small surplus in 2013. Still California has far too many workers either unemployed or underemployed. The state currently has the […]

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