Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Reaches Six-Year High


OMA is a state-level partner of Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, LIFT, a public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future. LIFT has just released a new Ohio report that quantifies employer demand and employment trends for Q2 2016.

  • The advanced manufacturing workforce in Ohio reached a six-year high with more than 730,000 workers employed.
  • Employers posted more than 19,000 job ads for Ohio advanced manufacturing occupations during Q2 2016.
  • Maintenance and repair workers represented the most in-demand occupation in Ohio with more than 2,700 online job ads during Q2 2016.

Manufacturing is Ohio’s largest economic sector, producing 17% of Ohio’s GDP, and that’s why the skills and employment analysis is of broad interest to Ohioans.  Here is the LIFT press release8/31/2016