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OPERATION OSWEGO COUNTY
STATE OF NEW YORK - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing employs over 750,000 New Yorkers and contributes $61 billion annually to New York State's GDP. Compared to other sectors of the economy, manufacturers pay higher wages, generate better benefits, and stimulate more high technology growth through research and development and productivity improvements. Manufacturing accounts for over 70 percent of private sector research and development in the United States. Every manufacturing job creates more that 2.5 related jobs in other sectors, and every dollar spent generates an additional $1.37 in economic activity. Despite changes in the economy, the Workforce Development Board envisions manufacturing as a strong job creator in Oswego County. Manufacturing falls into seven categories: Executive Management, Administration and Support, Supply Chain, Operations, Agri-business, Customer Support, Quality and Facility Support.

Employers include:

Novelis, LeRoi Inc., and C&C Fabrication.

Examples include:

Agricultural Equipment Operators: Agricultural equipment operators drive farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. They must be trained to operate this machinery safely, in order to avoid injuries to themselves or others and so that they do not destroy the crops that they are working to cultivate. They may also perform additional tasks, such as crop baling or hay operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning when needed. Average income is $22,700/yr.

Millwright: Dismantles and reassembles units; selects or specifies hangers, belts, miscellaneous items, etc.; and installs, repairs and maintains power drives. Average wage $23.86/hr.

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