SUGARLAND, Texas - New projects in the industrial manufacturing industry will add over 15,500 new jobs in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday by Industrial Info Resources.
The report found that thousands of companies in a variety of sectors are starting construction and maintenance projects as the weather heats up. There are also over 100 grassroots plants that are currently scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2007. These projects help account for the large amount of new jobs that will be developed.
Industrial Info found that the Great Lakes region will again lead the country in new plants going online this quarter. The region is also in the lead in job creation for the quarter at close to 4,200 anticipated jobs.
The Southeast Region anticipates 20 new plants coming online and 2,700 new jobs to be created.
The Mid-Atlantic Region is anticipating approximately 3,100 jobs created and 19 new plants coming online during the second quarter.
The top states for job creation in the sector include North Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Texas, Washington, Illinois, California and Tennessee.
Data collected by Industrial Info also found that 130 new plants were opened in the first quarter of 2007 representing 25,000 new jobs.
The entire report can be reviewed by clicking here.