Hot job market and machinist shortages

According to ZipRecruiter, the Providence metropolitan area (including Fall River & New Bedford) is #4 in the U.S!

Tom Perreira, Executive Director of the MASSHIRE Bristol Workforce Investment Board, states that unemployment rates in our region, including Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton and Attleboro, “have never been this low in all my decades of experience.”  One of the top jobs in demand right now are Machinists!

There are many types of machinist jobs available. According to,”Experts estimate that roughly 2 million jobs will go unfilled in manufacturing in the next 10 years if things are not corrected.”  A Machinist is a trades person who machines using hand tools and machine tools to create or modify a part that is made of metal, plastics, or wood. On the word of Mr. Perreira, “CNC Machine Operators, for example, are in great demand.  Because of attrition and retirement, employers are urgently seeking candidates with these skills. The skill shortage is forcing wages up as well.”

CNC machines are becoming the standard due to their speed, precision, flexibility, and reduced downtime while changing jobs. CNC machinists may work on many different machines, or specialize on one complex machine. They are builders, fabricators, mechanics, craftsmen and quality assurance all wrapped into one.

If you’re thinking about a career in machining, do it! It’s a stable career and there’s always plenty to learn as the trade continues to become more technical.

ABLE Associates has many jobs available in the machinist industry! Get started with your future. Call us today, (508) 673-3979

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