Innovation, technology, automation, and robotics have reduced the number of unskilled work needed in the production process. As technology continues to advance, the skills required are much more complex.
Average pay for experienced manufacturing employees
Average pay for non-manufacturing employees in our area
Earnings In Our Area
Together, manufacturing companies bring in $2.66 billion in earnings just to our five-county area.
A Growing Industry
Manufacturing provides 11% of the jobs in our region. That’s about 40,000 jobs… and the number is growing fast.
- Manufacturing Overview
- Training/Education Requirements
- Jobs/Careers Overview
See which companies are involved in our efforts
“Industry Needs You” is an outreach campaign on behalf of the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative, a partnership between the Industry Partners of Lawrence and Mercer Counties of Pennsylvania and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. The mission of this joint effort is to stimulate interest in manufacturing careers among young people of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania across multiple disciplines, and connect them with the opportunities available to them. The development of this website is sponsored in part by the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative with funds from a U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Fund grant.