Just as new research reveals that manufacturing is hiring to meet strong growth projections, ThomasNet.com® announces the launch of its new job board—an employment and career-building website focused exclusively on four key areas of industry: engineering, procurement, manufacturing/production operations, and sales/marketing.

Thomasnetjobs.com creates a dynamic marketplace for industry employers as well as prospective employees. Entry-level job seekers and seasoned professionals alike can search, qualify and apply for manufacturing positions posted by employers across North America. Conversely, CEOs/general managers, human resources professionals and recruiters can quickly build a pool of well-qualified candidates who meet detailed, technologically-specific job requirements and who are more likely to succeed in the available positions.

“Nobody gets this space the way ThomasNet.com does,” said Karen Norheim, Vice President of Marketing and IT for American Crane Equipment Corporation of Douglassville, Pennsylvania. “They understand the specialized positions that manufacturers need to fill, and the talent and skills that today’s applicants need. For example, we are always looking for people who can design a machine from beginning to end, using the latest advances in engineering. We know that engineers and designers rely on ThomasNet.com, and we are excited about our ability to reach them through the job board.”

The new ThomasNet.com job board is free to job seekers. Candidates can search a targeted database of thousands of industry jobs through a number of filters such as title, sector or discipline, experience level, full-time or part-time, location and salary range. There is something for everyone at any professional life stage from internships and apprenticeships to senior-level management positions.

“The ThomasNet.com job board is filling a critical need in the manufacturing sector,” said Jacob Cohen Donnelly, Job Board Director. “There is no other resource with a sole focus on industrial/manufacturing jobs that offers job seekers content and tools to help them get hired. For hiring companies this means greater exposure to a larger pool of qualified candidates.”

Candidates can also receive email updates every time a job that meets their keyword criteria is posted. And every job seeker qualifies for a free subscription to the ThomasNet News® Career Journal – an online publication chock full of timely information on industry hiring trends including where the hot jobs are, what employers are looking for, and how to get that first foot in the door or reinvent yourself mid-career.

The new job board is a direct response to a recent ThomasNet.com Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey showing a troubling workforce disconnect: Despite an upward growth trajectory, the industry is struggling to attract Generation Y (18 – 32 years old) candidates to replace Baby Boomers aging out of the workforce. The implications are clear: North American manufacturing could be knocked out of its long-held, global leadership position if it fails to attract younger talent ready to apply new technologies and skills to solve the industry’s challenges and capitalize on its opportunities.

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