Survey: about half of U.S. plastics firms plan to add staff


FRANKLIN, TENN. (June 24, 11:10 a.m. ET) -- After a long lull, the employment picture in the plastics industry is showing signs of picking up.

Nearly half—or 47.6 percent—of the nearly 1,000 companies who responded to a survey by the Society of Plastics Engineers and Gros Executive Recruiters say that they plan to add employees this year, compared to 18.3 percent a year ago.

“We are finally on a rebound,” said Dennis Gros, president of Gros Executive Recruiters ...
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