How many new jobs will be created?
It is difficult to project how the adoption of new technologies will
It is difficult to project the number of new jobs that will be created by the adoption of new
technologies and markets. For example, manufacturers of all sizes increasingly use temporary
help services for their workforce as
they strive to cut labor costs and maintain a lean and flexible operation. This shift of
employer-of-record to the employment services industry skews manufacturing industry employment
data, making it appear to have declined more than it actually has. It is unlikely that this
trend will slow.
Job growth will occur in established high-technology industries such as computer programming
and related sciences, biotech-biomed, aerospace (including autonomous vehicles), computer and
peripherals, and telecommunications. Manufacturing jobs forecasted to decline over the next decade
include manufacturing production in old line industries such as apparel, plastics, converted paper,
machinery, printing, and petroleum and coal manufacturing. California is showing strong growth in
the design and logistics components.
Newly emerging industries such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, and Intelligent
Transportation systems could see the most growth, generating more than 644,300 jobs by 2015.