Employment looks to increase as several major manufacturing industries expand

Payroll Processing company ADP revealed that private employers added a total of 281,000 jobs in June, which is an increase overall from the 179,000 jobs added in the previous month, according to The Associated Press. These numbers come before the jobs report that the U.S. government will release July 3, and suggest the report will ultimately be an optimistic one, leading companies in industries such as manufacturing and technology to continue expanding, paving the way for even more jobs.

AP reported the economy is beginning to improve markedly. Automobiles are selling at the highest rate since January of 2006 and manufacturing companies are receiving more orders now than in the past six months.

"The job market is strong and it feels like it is getting stronger," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, the company in charge of calculating job gains for ADP.

Major expansions in key manufacturing areas
As another sign the economy is kicking into high gear, the June 2014 Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) rose to 55.3 percent. This number accounts for the entire U.S., rather than a specific region. It indicates the overall economy has grown for the 61st consecutive month, and the manufacturing sector in particular has continued to expand for the 13th month in a row. This number includes the growth of businesses and the increased employment that comes with development.

Respondents to the survey include 18 industries. Of those, 15 are expanding. Here is the list of industries in order of growth:

"Furniture & Related Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Machinery; Fabricated Metal Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Transportation Equipment; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Wood Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Petroleum & Coal Products; Primary Metals; and Paper Products."

One company that responded to the survey, Fabricated Metal Products, said "The strength of the automotive industry continues to drive the high demand for steel."

These companies are likely all hiring new workers to further their expansion. One such company which is building a facility in North Dakota is Univar, a chemical maker. The facility will span five acres and feature two warehouses, one of which will be 15,000 square feet, and the other will be 3,000 square feet. There is already a factory in the same city, which is Williston.

The company will have to hire many people to work in this new factory. To hire the best candidates for an expanding business, companies should seek help from experienced manufacturing recruiters.