October is National Manufacturing Month and the Office of Economic Development (OED), along with the Frederick County Workforce Services will be highlighting the manufacturing industry throughout the month. Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy. U.S. manufacturing employs more than 12 million people, created 135,000 new jobs as of July, 2021, and has the largest economic impact of any major sector.

Frederick is fortunate to have a diverse manufacturing base with infrastructure and resources in place for growth. Frederick has 193 manufacturing companies employing more than 5,300 people, with total wages exceeding $93.5 million and average annual salary of $70,304. STULZ Air Technology Systems, EDCO, Dairy Maid Dairy, Wright Manufacturing, Canam Steel Corporation, Bimbo Bakeries, Flying Dog Brewery, McCutcheon Apple Products, Abicor Binzel, and ACDi are just a few of the many advanced manufacturers that call Frederick their home.

The Frederick County Workforce Services will be holding several in-person job fairs for manufacturers in Frederick during the month of October.  The job fairs will take place at manufacturing facilities including:

Bimbo Bakeries – October 1, 2021 from (9am-4pm).
Registration link: https://form.jotform.com/212633793548161

Dairy Maid Dairy – October 7, 2021 (10am-2pm).
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/dairy-maid-dairy-career-fair

Canam Steel Corporation – October 14, 2021 (9am-12pm).
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/canam-steel-career-fair

OED partners with several key manufacturing organizations, including the Frederick County Manufacturers Roundtable, Regional Manufacturing Institute, Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Maryland World Class Consortia, to assist the manufacturing community. For more information on manufacturing, please call Jodie Bollinger, Frederick County Office of Economic Development at 301-600-1058 or visit our website at http://www.discoverfrederickmd.com/manufacturing.  For more information on the manufacturing job fairs and recruitment assistance, please contact Latrice Lewis at Frederick County Workforce Services at 301-600-2762 or visit https://www.frederickworks.com/.

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