Clayton-Matthews Describes Manufacturing as Productive Sector that is Over 12% State’s GDP

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Experts: Mass. economy will bounce back next year By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | May 23, 2013 The Bay State’s economy will grow slowly this year before bouncing back in 2014, while the state’s unemployment rate is poised to fall to 5.2 percent by the last quarter of 2017, according to an economic […]

Attrition seen as threat to manufacturing

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From Wire and Staff Reports | Gloucester Daily Times | December 2, 2012 Manufacturing in Massachusetts faces a threat to its survival as older manufacturing workers retire without younger workers in line to replace them, according to a new study. During the next decade, approximately 100,000 manufacturing jobs will open up as older workers retire. […]

Help wanted in manufacturing

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Bay State gears up to fill 100,000 projected job openings By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | November 27, 2012 State officials and industry leaders today will hold the first meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative to draw attention to a sector whose work force is aging and projected to have 100,000 job openings […]

Manufacturers facing dearth of young skilled workers in next decade

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By Colleen Quinn | State House News Service | November 27, 2012 Manufacturing in Massachusetts faces a threat to its survival as older manufacturing workers retire without younger workers in line to replace them, according to a recent study. During the next decade, approximately 100,000 manufacturing jobs will open up as older workers retire. Manufacturing […]

Mass. manufacturing summit slated for spring

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By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | November 27, 2012 Bay State business leaders and state officials plan to hold a manufacturing summit next spring to promote an industry that’s projected to have 100,000 job openings over the next 10 years. At a meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative today, officials said they aim […]

Commentary: Massachusetts manufacturers making a comeback from recession

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By Rick Lord | The Republican | November 12, 2012 Manufacturers are reconsidering their supply chain strategies due to higher labor costs in developing countries, energy costs, political stability issues, and time-to-market concerns. Some companies, including auto parts and electrical equipment manufacturers, have already moved operations back to the U.S. from overseas plants. Here in […]

Manufacturing a Mass. miracle

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By Barry Bluestone and Jerry Sargent | The Boston Herald | October 27, 2012 If you follow our state’s economic news, you’ve probably heard repeatedly how our innovative technology industries — mobile applications, cloud computing, biotech, medical devices — are fueling our recovery. Indeed, these sectors are thriving. So much so that you’ve probably also heard about […]

VIDEO: Manufacturing Leading the Economic Recovery

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By Susan Petroni | Framingham Patch | October 19, 2012 Massachusetts is expected to see 100,000 manufacturing jobs over the next decade or about 10,000 manufacturing jobs per year said Northeastern University Professor and economist Barry Bluestone at the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Exec-Connect luncheon Thursday. Speaking before 70 MetroWest business and government leaders at the Sheraton Hotel, Bluestone said […]

Economist: Colleges, voke schools need to do more job prep

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By Laura Krantz | The MetroWest Daily News | October 19, 2012 Manufacturing is flourishing in Massachusetts, economist Barry Bluestone said Thursday, but community colleges and vocational schools should do more to prepare students for jobs in those industries. The Northeastern University economist, at a business luncheon in Framingham, lectured on the results of a study he […]

Making it in Massachusetts

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Reports of the death of manufacturing here, and across the country, have been greatly exaggerated. There is no going back to our industrial heyday, but a new study says manufacturing has a solid future in Massachusetts. In fact, one of the biggest concerns is a possible shortage of trained workers. By Michael Jonas | Commonwealth Magazine | […]

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