Jobs is reporting that the majority of job openings at a recent job fair were for CNC machinists. Bosch-Rexroth's Fountain Inn (South Carolina) facility primarily manufactures external gear pumps (hydraulic pumps) for earthmoving equipment. Compensation for CNC machinists was running $18 to $19/hour, plus eligibility for benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision care, 401-K, [...]

Perhaps another sign of an economy in recovery: A community college offering skilled-trade job training with a money back guarantee. A local news station has reported that Lansing Community College (Michigan) was offering applicants to its skilled trade training program a money back guarantee, essentially guaranteeing that their students (in this case it appeared to [...]

Interesting read: I searched Google news for "machinist" and, besides the various stories about strikes or accidents one news search result that stood out were snippets of news about machinists that had retired or were retiring. Why is this noteworthy? Well, as a country that proposes to get back into the "making things" game, a/k/a [...]

Even though the employment opportunities for machinists are slowly waning, job prospects remains satisfactory. For the 2008-18 decade, the employment of machinists is expected to decrease by 5%, all because of the increase in productivity of workers and the firm competition in goods production. Machinists have grown to be more effective in their work as [...]