‘Tis the season for spending and shopping – two activities that feel like requirements that must be met in order to gain access to the holiday spirit, or at least the commercial holiday spirit. And, according to last month’s Kiplinger study, we Americans are poised to reach even deeper into our pockets and spend considerably more than we did last year. Great news, sure…

But what if you are not among that crowd and instead are feeling the pressure of pockets that are rather empty? Let’s say you need to scrounge up some extra cash for Christmas real quick. Where do you turn as Father Time hastens Father Christmas’ arrival?

TPI Staffing Stuffs Your Stockings

TPI Staffing is your trusted, local source for finding temporary, part-time, or full-time job opportunities in and around the Connecticut River Valley. With three NH offices conveniently situated in Keene, Claremont, and Lebanon, and one located in Brattleboro, VT, the team at your local TPI Staffing agency is your first stop for acquiring extra Christmas cash expertise.

Whether you’re trying to satisfy some impressive demands on a child’s Christmas wish list, need to clear off some debt before the New Year, or would like a little cushion in your checking account for a rainy (snowy) day, trust TPI Staffing to set you up with the right employment opportunity for you. If the right opportunity for you means something in the manufacturing sector, you are in serious luck.

Right now, TPI Staffing is under the gun to match up both new and skilled workers with the right manufacturing positions. There is a real push to get these positions filled, which means that extra Christmas cash is just as good as already lining your pocket.

With more than fifty manufacturing jobs currently listed among TPI Staffing’s “Hot Jobs,” applicants with and without experience will likely find an opportunity that lines up with their personal situations and levels of expertise or lack thereof. Before you explore the list, it might be worth reading on to understand the current moves and motivations in the manufacturing market.

The field and players are changing, and that could prove a real positive to the American manufacturer. See where you fit within this industry evolution…and apply yourself to one of TPI Staffing’s exciting opportunities today. Securing some extra Christmas savings can be simple with the right staffing agency in your corner.

Making Sense of Modern Manufacturing in America

The U.S. manufacturing sector has undergone a serious transition similar in scope to American farming, following the Industrial Revolution. Machines replaced workhorses, literally, and now technology has extended its reach onto assembly lines, swapping out men and women for automatons. This reality sounds almost far-fetched, but only to those unaffected by it. For those of you who have lost your jobs as machinists, toolmakers, quality assurance techs, and various machine operators, you know the truth and gravity of this experience.

But “the times they are a changin’,” as our latest Nobel Prize literati famously crooned. Sure, Dylan was talking politics, but the shift in manufacturing is arguably entirely based in politics, specifically, the latest deal struck by the Donald himself. Running on a platform dedicated in part “to protect the American worker,” President-elect Trump has outlined his plan for his first 100 days in office, and two of those points, in particular, are positioned to improve the plight of American manufacturing.

Starting with tax reforms for corporations, the President-elect intends to reduce the U.S. corporate income tax rate to 15%, down considerably from its current 35%. Why does this matter to manufacturing, specifically? Because such a reduction will, for the first time in a long time, give U.S. manufacturers an international tax advantage compared to their competitors abroad. This matters because of its potential to inspire new, additional tax incentives to either extend manufacturing as it currently exists here in the U.S., or incentivize American manufacturers to re-plant their operations on American soil.

In order to fully appreciate these projections, it helps to have the numbers backing where American manufacturing has been for the past fifteen years.

Retracing the Retreat of Manufacturing in America

Consider the December 12, 2016, article by U.S. News & World Report’s Mark Perry and Thomas Hemphill, proclaiming, “Manufacturing’s Greatest Days Lie Ahead.” Here is the gist…Back in 2001, the cost of federal regulations on the manufacturing sector was estimated at $80 billion. But, a 2012 Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation report shows that this $80 billion statistic more than doubled by 2011, exceeding just over $164 billion.

This jump is due, in part, to low energy and emissions costs, and the result of this considerable hike is a total yearly reduction in GDP growth estimated at 0.8 percent, according to the 2016 study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Reexamining economic legislation and regulatory administration on the manufacturing industry are priorities for the new President-elect. Both Perry and Hemphill are convinced that Trump is at the helm, ready to right the course of American manufacturing.

More Good News for Manufacturers

Sticking with the same article for a moment, it’s worth highlighting another point made by Perry and Hemphill, specifically as regards manufacturing jobs. Last year, The Manufacturing Institute released a study entitled, “The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond.” The point of this work was to examine and consider the role of technology with respect to those jobs traditionally filled by real workers. What this study shows is an estimate of a mere 700,000 new jobs in manufacturing (approximately 70,000 annually) needed through 2025.

But, if you take this and consider the President-elect’s proposals, perhaps the future of these positions will, in fact, shine a bit brighter. Consider this, according to The National Association of Manufacturers, in 2015 an estimated $1.81 value was added to the American economy for every $1 spent to produce manufactured products. Ultimately, this exceeded $2 trillion, which accounted for 12% of that year’s GDP.

Perry and Hemphill go on to put this into perhaps even clearer context. Manufacturing makes up one-third of the total GDP and American employment, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, and a single factory worker helps with job creation (creating approximately 3.4 positions) in other U.S. industries. By this multiplier effect logic, suddenly those 700,000 manufacturing jobs have the power to create nearly 2.4 million more jobs in the next ten years.

In other words, manufacturing jobs matter and with the new focus on fostering their future, perhaps they will offer more meaning to the American workforce and entire economy than ever before.

Make Your Move as Manufacturing Gains Momentum

Projections and studies are interesting to consider, but of course, there is no crystal ball when it comes to the future of manufacturing or any other industry for that matter. However, the news swirling around the American manufacturing scene is arguably more productive, if not positive, than the American workforce has seen in quite some time.

While we wait to see whether the President-elect and Team Trump will make good on these promises, consult the team you know you can trust by contacting TPI Staffing today. If you’re hot on the trail for extra cash this Christmas or you are considering a new challenge in your field of expertise, TPI Staffing knows how to make connections that last.

Reclaim your right to your own manufacturing legacy by securing a spot in the industry’s hopeful resurgence.




About the Author:

After earning her MA from Dartmouth College in 2008, Amanda Silva received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012. Since then, her work has been published in bioStories - later anthologized in bioStories’ Mothers and Other Creatures, Empty Sink, Emrys Journal, The Riding Light Review, Silver Birch Press, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal - later anthologized in The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012. When she is not pursuing her own writing projects, she creates content for both large, international corporations, as well as smaller local and independent businesses. Interested readers are invited to check out her website and portfolio at www.amandafsilva.com