Philadelphia’s Comeback in Manufacturing (or Engineering)

By |2019-08-26T03:17:10-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Career Articles|

Don’t Call it a Comeback – Philly Jobs Have Been Here for Years

Greater Philadelphia has been a hub of manufacturing and engineering for over a century.

The region is now making a robust comeback in this core area, with both large companies that manufacture products for the world market and innovative startups, which backed by a network of incubators, are showing good promise to boost the local economy.

While service sector companies can contribute strongly to the economy in dollar terms, when it comes to job generation, manufacturing continues to lead the economy.

Experienced manufacturing (engineering) recruiters in Philadelphia have a pivotal role to play by connecting manufacturing companies with the right talent and help various industries in the region achieve value maximization.

Top Manufacturing Destination

Home to one of the biggest concentrations of manufacturing and engineering establishments in the country, Greater Philadelphia has more 185,000 people employed at over 5,500 companies. Pennsylvania does allow fracking which has been huge to this state in terms of economic value so these numbers are not an anomaly.  

A strategic location for trade, strong infrastructure, thriving supply chain networks, and access to low-cost power in the region is combined with a highly skilled workforce, makes the region a top manufacturing destination.

Greater Philadelphia leads in chemical manufacturing. With over 350 organizations employing more than 26,000 employees, the region is one of the leading employers in the chemical manufacturing industry among the major metros. Some of the world’s best chemical companies have extensive operations in the region.

Some of the top manufacturing (engineering) recruiters in Philadelphia are helping manufacturers fulfill their talent requirements by connecting them with high qualified and competent candidates.

The synergy between these recruiters and employers can help the growth of the regional economy and an increasing market share of jobs. Prominent employers in the manufacturing and engineering sector include companies such as:  

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • WL Gore
  • Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Johnson & Johnson (excludes Centocor)
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Pfizer

Kane Partners – A Recruiting Partner for Manufacturers in Philadelphia

Kane Partners LLC, a premier manufacturing (engineering) recruiter in Philadelphia, is working with various manufacturers and engineering professionals to meet the employment demands in the most effective way. The partners at the firm have been recruiting for 25+ years each and they have a knack for the manufacturing/engineering space.

With 104 universities and colleges in the region, and over 90,000 degrees awarded annually, it is a challenge to match the needs of a talented workforce and the expectations of the industry. Kane Partners has the skill and experience to accomplish this goal as a dedicated Philadelphia based recruiting firm.

Kane Partners provides agile, responsive and high quality services to help manufacturers in Greater Philadelphia fulfill their growing human capital requirements. As a trusted manufacturing (engineering) recruiter in Philadelphia, Kane Partners has been helping companies identify the right talent for more than 13 years.

For the recruitment of both full-time employees and temporary contractors, Kane Partners, led by Gary Kane, offers proven and reliable staffing solutions.

These include direct hire placement, contract, and modified retained executive search utilizing the latest in research, sourcing, technology, and assessment tools.

With its deep domain expertise in engineering and manufacturing, Kane Partners is able to guide employers to utilize its services in the most cost-effective manner in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York and across the nation.


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