January 2019 Issue

Charles Aris Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary over the course of 2019, and I’d like to take a moment to thank you for your contributions to our firm’s success. Each client, candidate and newsletter subscriber has played a role in our firm’s sustained success, and we truly couldn’t have reached this milestone without you. We’re excited to share the latest news and analysis from across the industrial sector, as well as current opportunities we’re working to fill on behalf of our client organizations. As always, thanks for subscribing to the Charles Aris Industrial Newsletter.

30-year high: Fresh off a month that saw job growth reach a peak unseen in 30 years, the United States had nearly as many people working in the manufacturing sector in December 2018 as it did 69 years ago. The 32,000 jobs added last month took the total number of manufacturing jobs to 12.84 million, a number comparable to November 1949, when there were 12.88 million manufacturing workers at the end of a sharp recession. It’s an exciting time to be in the industrial space, and with a shortage of talent available, it’s reasonable to expect wages to continue to rise.

Increased automation: The wave of digitization that has engulfed the industrial space shows no signs of stopping. Manufacturers have long felt the pressure to invest in new technologies, and this pressure has been heightened by an influx of products and initiatives, all claiming to help manufacturers automate their operations. Check out these predictions for the industrial manufacturing sector in 2019.

We look forward to connecting with you: Below you will find news and opportunities for each of the industrial opportunities we're looking to fill, as well as the contact information for the Charles Aris team member leading each search. Please feel free to contact anyone on our team to learn more, or share this email with friends or colleagues who might have an interest themselves.