Eight jobs at Advantech Plastic Injection Molding, in Woodstock, Illinois, popped up serendipitously into my email inbox yesterday morning. If you want a job, they’re out there–in plentiful abundance. Not only are corporations hiring, they’re rewarding hard work with the observance of the Labor Day holiday. This year’s impending labor day holiday is scheduled for September, 4, 2017.
What is the relationship between the copiousness of jobs available in the United States of America industrial sector, and how does it relate to the corporate culture of the traditional observance of the national Labor Day holiday? One must understand the history of labor day to see how it relates to the corporate culture that exists today. The first labor day holiday occurred on September 5, 1882. Through municipal ordinances established in 1885 and 1886, a movement began to lobby state legislation. Oregon was the first state to pass a law on February 21, 1887. That same year, and through legislative process, four more states, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York created the labor day holiday.
The United States Department of Labor defines labor day as a “creation of the labor movement, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
Nothing has changed since June 28, 1894, when, on this day, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. Corporations are carrying on the tradition of celebrating the contribution of its employees with the acknowledgement of the national Labor Day holiday.
A quick perusal of an entry level salary in the plastic injection molding industry reveals that a plastic injection molding technician starts out on average at $17.61 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Mechanical Tool Repair and Robotics. The rapid introduction of 3-D printing in our industry could give these salaries a further boost, owing to the new skill sets demanded by this new technology.
So if you’re looking for an exciting new career (or new employer) in an established industry, contact Advantech Plastics today!