The good news is manufacturing helped lead the US economy with busier factories. Many manufacturing employers are seeing this growth first hand. A recent trend at trade shows is for exhibitors to display now hiring signs. This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued its advance report on durable goods orders for February 2013. Even though the numbers show machinery sales fell in February those numbers followed January which demonstrated the strongest growth in several years. http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/U.S. Department of Commerce Durable Goods reports Contact us for information on how My HR Director can help employers ramp up - we're just down the hall.