Manufacturing: Jobs Boom Is For Real

manufacturing jobs boom
manufacturing jobs boom

By Parija Kavilanz

NEW YORK -- President Obama last week promised a boom in manufacturing and 1 million new jobs if he is reelected.

But is the boom for real? For high-paying, skilled manufacturing jobs, it just might be.

The number of job openings for skilled factory workers has increased 38 percent since 2005, according to numbers from the Conference Board that measure labor demand across industries.