Monster.com: Houston Number One for Job Growth in Manufacturing

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No, not that kind of manufacturing!
As if Houston wasn't already getting enough national accolades, here's one more: Monster.com has ranked the Bayou City as the U.S. city with the most job growth in manufacturing, according to a press release.

Only one other Texas city -- Dallas -- is in the top ten. Houston also beat out NYC, L.A. and Tulsa. Yeah, suck it, Tulsa.

The Workforce Talent Survey comprised 6,000 registered Monster.com users, and revealed that 47 percent of "manufacturing workers surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with their current job" and that 74 percent "agree that it's more challenging to find a job than it was a year ago."

The survey also revealed that "the top industry hiring manufacturing workers unexpectedly pharmaceutical companies, as well as radio and television broadcasting companies. Typical industries that come to mind when thinking of manufacturing workers, such as the aircraft and medical industries, are further down the list."

Jeffrey Quinn, vice president of Monster's Global Insights, stated in the release, "With conditions in the U.S. economy turning more favorable for manufacturing in general, there are several indicators that manufacturing jobs are returning to the U.S."

And apparently, there's no place better than Houston to nab a sweet manufacturing gig. Yet another jewel in the crown. We're so honored!

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