Today is National Manufacturing Day

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In Minnesota, we highlight manufacturing employment opportunities and career exploration resources the entire month of October. But the first Friday of October is special because it is also National Manufacturing Day...or MFG Day for short.

Check out these national MFG Day resources. You'll find lots of information highlighting careers in modern manufacturing and recognizing the importance of the nation’s manufacturers to our everyday lives. 

And make sure to check out all the Minnesota-specific resources posted on Some highlights:

Manufacturing jobs pay well. In fact, average annual wages for workers in manufacturing in Minnesota are $76,950, 10% higher than across all industries in Minnesota. Plus, many Manufacturing positions offer opportunities for advancement on a promising career path.  

Many manufacturing jobs can be started with a high school diploma and employer-provided on-the-job training

There are thousands of manufacturing employment opportunities in Minnesota now. And long-term projections show an additional 75,000 manufacturing job openings through 2030. 

No matter where you live in Minnesota, there are manufacturers near you who are hiring now. If you are looking for work in manufacturing, chances are you can find your next employer right in your local area. Search Manufacturing jobs in Minnesota

Working in Manufacturing may be different than what you imagine. Manufacturing is important work in a safe, clean, high-tech environment. High-tech machinery and stringent workplace standards are designed to protect worker safety. Many manufacturing jobs are on the cutting edge – utilizing robotics and automation, artificial intelligence and 3D printing in production of their products.