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Five positive trends in the Canadian manufacturing industry WATCH


Canada adds 25,800 part-time jobs, but loses as many full-time workers
Canada's labour market staged a modest comeback last month, but the good news was tempered by the fact that all 25,800 net new jobs were part-time and many likely temporary as the first wave of students entered the summer job market. Learn more.

Fed survey: U.S. economy is improving
A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending. Learn more.

Canadian auto industry sets May sales record
Last month was the best May on record in terms of Canadian light vehicle sales, which were up 5.7 per cent overall to 195,571 cars and light trucks, according to DesRosiers Automotive Reports. Learn more.

New spam law a deal breaker
Come this July, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool will be significantly restricted. Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation comes into effect July 1, 2014, and with it some of the world's strictest anti-spam rules. Learn more.

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Opinion: Why can't we take back manufacturing?
The sentiment that I hear from many in the manufacturing community is that we have far too many policy research, planning and special interest groups debating the health of manufacturing, but not enough productive and focused action on the difficult task of taking back manufacturing. This opinion piece looks at the issues surrounding taking back manufacturing, and proposes a solution. Learn more.

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Calendar of Events:

June 24-26: 2014 Sensors Expo and Conference - Rosemont, Ill.

September 8-13:
IMTS 2014 - Chicago, Ill.

September 8-13:
Motion Drive and Automation North America - Chicago, Ill.

September 8-13:
Industrial Automation North America - Chicago, Ill.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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