Want a good paying job that is in-demand? Consider a career in manufacturing in Minnesota!

The manufacturing sector is made up of businesses engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. People working in manufacturing often work in locations described as plants, factories, or mills and often use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment. Manufacturing leverages many cutting edge technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. 

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  • More than 75,000 job openings for manufacturing positions through 2030 as older workers retire
  • Average annual wages for workers in manufacturing are $74,630, 10% higher than across all industries in Minnesota.

October is Manufacturing Month

October 2022 is over but the resources live on!

View the Governor's proclamation of October as Manufacturing Month

Watch the Manufacturing Month video from Governor Tim Walz

Watch the Manufacturing Month video from DEED Commissioner Steve Grove

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