COLUMBIA, S.C. – July 20, 2010 – In a published report by the S.C. Department of Commerce, the state ranks 2nd in the nation in employment concentration of industrial engineers and fifth in employment concentration of health and safety engineers.
“South Carolina has a long history of being home to companies that depend on engineers, from Fluor to GE to Duke Energy. These rankings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reaffirm that our state has a high concentration of skilled workers, and our strength in engineering will continue to be an asset as we work to encourage growth among existing businesses and recruit new investments,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.
As compared to other states, South Carolina enjoys statistics that are favorable. According to the department,
- The state ranks first in the nation in concentration of team assemblers.
- Second in the nation in concentration of engine and other machine assemblers.
- Third in the nation in concentration of chemical equipment operators and tenders.
- Third in the nation in concentration of computer-controlled machine tool operators.
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