You are the wood industry

Whether you are thinking about what you want to do after high school, beginning a new chapter in your life, or simply looking for a stable career, one thing rings true: the wood industry has a place for you.

Why Wood?

Why Wood?

If you think woodworking is just for DIY hobbyists or that the wood industry has seen its best days, think again.

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Explore Careers

Explore Careers

From craftsmen to carpenters and machine operators to CAD designers, the wood industry is a sustainable, evolving industry.

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Did You Know?

Here are a few key findings from our 2023 workforce analysis of the wood industry.

16,000+ companies hiring

Over 16,000 U.S. companies are hiring in the wood industry.

120,000+ new openings

120,000 new job openings were posted in 2023.

25% increase in job postings

Wood industry job postings remain elevated with a 25% increase in the prior 12 months.

We Are the Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC)

As a collaboration between trade associations representing different sectors of the woodworking industry, our purpose is to improve the perception of manufacturing industry careers and strengthen the wood industry workforce.

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