More Than 51,000 Jobs Lost in September, Says Labor Report; ManufacturingCrossing Adds Jobs Relentlessly

Released on: October 7, 2008, 4:18 am

Press Release Author: Mary Waldron

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: When manufacturing takes a hit, jobs in general get pummeled.
More than 51,000 non-farm manufacturing jobs were slashed in September as a result
of the widening credit crisis and excessive debt. More people than expected filed
for unemployment last week, according to government data released Thursday, pushing
claims for jobless benefits to a seven-year high. A wide variety of manufacturing
companies are facing the music of an escalating recession.

Press Release Body: ManufacturingCrossing, an affiliate of EmploymentCrossing, one
of the leading job boards in the US, seeks to extricate the US manufacturing sector
from the rubble. The manufacturing job site has added more than 10,000 manufacturing
jobs to its database. The manufacturing job site provides instant access to a
comprehensive pool of listings based on one's particular area of interest.
ManufacturingCrossing scours thousands of webpages and more than 250,000 employer
websites for exclusive manufacturing jobs to list in its database. The job board has
also begun to intensify its job search of late in its quest to ward off unemployment
in the US.

''The US should quickly pivot its attention to the structural problems in our
economy, including a massive trade debt, crumbling infrastructure, and competitive
pressures that are eliminating good paying manufacturing jobs,'' says A. Harrison
Barnes, the CEO and founder of ManufacturingCrossing. ''Manufacturing companies all
over America are suffering. It's time for the government to respond, and it must do
so quickly. ManufacturingCrossing is also doing its best to stage a major revival
for manufacturing job seekers.''

Meanwhile, the Labor Department said recently that the weak economy, and the impact
of hurricanes Ike and Gustav, caused new claims for unemployment benefits to
increase slightly last week to 497,000. That's the highest weekly number since
claims reached 517,000 roughly two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks, the department said.

The biggest manufacturing employment losses were in motor vehicles manufacturing,
with 18,200 job cuts. There were 5,200 job cuts among furniture makers and 4,500
reductions by wood products manufacturers. There were also 7,300 job cuts made by
manufacturers of fabricated metal products, which are used for items like machinery
and computer equipment. Transportation equipment manufacturers slashed payrolls by
12,900 jobs.

''It's important to create as many jobs as possible in every US state to combat the
downturn and revive employment statistics all over,'' says Barnes. ''But what is
most important for the individual job seeker is that he or she searches for new jobs
in the right place.

''ManufacturingCrossing is a revolutionary job board for manufacturing job seekers
as it strives to post each and every manufacturing job opening there is.
ManufacturingCrossing weeds out spam and jobs outside your niche, allowing you to
search efficiently and specifically. Trust the only job source that's tailored to
your industry.''

ManufacturingCrossing aims to update its website with all of the most recent
manufacturing jobs. The website plans to add thousands of jobs this month in its
continuing efforts to offer the highest number of active jobs possible to
manufacturing job seekers. For more information, log on to

About ManufacturingCrossing

ManufacturingCrossing is an affiliate of EmploymentCrossing, a powerful and
comprehensive organization dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will
enhance their careers. ManufacturingCrossing consolidates every manufacturing job
opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a seven-day
free trial to new members.

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Contact Details: Contact:
Mary Waldron, Editorial Coordinator

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