Treasurer Josh Mandel Celebrates National Manufacturing Day
Press Release - Ohio Treasurer's Office
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is proud to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, an annual initiative meant to highlight Ohioans working in careers in manufacturing and the skilled trades and raise awareness for these important industries.
Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday of October, allows manufacturing businesses throughout the country the opportunity to host events that highlight the important role their industry plays in the economy, and inspire the next generation of manufacturers to pursue these fields. As part of National Manufacturing Day, the Treasurer’s office is partnering with local manufacturers, chambers of commerce and county economic development organizations who are hosting events across the state to recognize their participation in National Manufacturing Day and commend their efforts in building a stronger Ohio.
“As the baby boomers are retiring, I frequently hear about the shortage of welders, pipe-fitters, electricians, carpenters, machinists and other skilled trades across Ohio. There are high paying jobs going unfilled because employers can’t find a modern workforce to hire with the skill sets they need,” said Treasurer Mandel. “I believe that there is a quiet crisis upon us, and in order to prosper as a country we need to encourage young Americans to pursue careers in the skilled trades.”
For more information, visit OhioTreasurer.gov.