May 2011

Manufacturing is a Pretty Accessible Career Choice

My husband used to work in manufacturing, and while he was laid off, there seem to be many other manufacturing jobs available. Unfortunately most of them are a commute of at least an hour or longer away from us, making the trip there and back too much for what the jobs are worth.

Still, these are the jobs that call back most often, and it’s no wonder why. They train you as soon as you start (usually paid training), don’t expect a lot of experience, offer decent pay for a basic skill set, and even have flexible shifts; most manufacturing plants that I know of have an early day, afternoon, and evening shift.