The U.S. engineering sector grew in November 2012. According to Architect Magazine, the rise in engineering jobs helped the nation's unemployment rate drop from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent on a month-over-month basis in November 2012.
Additionally, the engineering segment workforce has substantially grown since November 2011. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that roughly 30,000 workers have been hired by engineering firms over the past year.
Engineering positions could be popular among job seekers in 2013. WPMI-TV reports that engineering firm Safran is one of several employers that could improve its operations by hiring new employees this year.
Safran CEO Bruno Bernard said that the company intends to offer new staff members annual salaries around $70,000 at its new Mobile, Alabama, facility. Bernard noted that the higher-than-average compensation may help the business draw qualified professionals to vacancies.
"[Alabama] has a strong workforce [with] very up to date skills," Bernard told the news source.
The company's Mobile office is scheduled to open in March 2013. Bernard said he expects the facility to help the city's economy expand.
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