It’s a new year, and local economists have been hard at work the past few months figuring out what’s on the horizon for CT’s economy in 2015. Based on their reports, we can expect to see slight employment growth this year.
Reports from the New England Economic Partnership and CT forecast manager Edward J. Deak say the state can expect to see 25,000 new jobs in 2015, a boost of 1.5% from 2014. Of that 25K pie, Professional & Business Services will see the most gains with 5,600 new jobs, followed by the Manufacturing sector with 3,200 jobs.
So which CT manufacturing jobs have the brightest outlook for 2015? Experts say the Aerospace market is the place to be. While many manufacturers across the country that service military aerospace have felt the sting of program cuts in recent years, the commercial engine business has seen an upswing.
Peter Gioia, economist and Vice President of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, says commercial aerospace – especially regional jets with fuel-efficient engines – will continue to be in high demand. How is this good news for CT? There are hundreds of manufacturers across the state – including Eastford manufacturer Whitcraft Group – that service the market with parts and engines.
In a Dec 2014 HartfordBusiness.com article, Whitcraft Group CEO Colin Cooper talked about the promising future of the aerospace market, and touched on the importance of having a trained technical workforce that can bring skills and insights to CT manufacturers so they can remain competitive and in business.
To learn more about CT manufacturing jobs and what kind of technical training is available in the state, contact A.R. Mazzotta’s Industrial Group. Our dedicated team matches qualified candidates with a variety of manufacturers and distributors throughout CT. Visit our FAQ page to learn more.