Tool Grinders


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Tool Grinders

Tool Grinders - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Tool grinders work in all parts of the country. However, jobs are most plentiful in the Northeast, Midwest, and West, where manufacturing is concentrated.

Major employers:

  • Metalworking machinery manufacturers
  • Foundries
  • Commercial and industrial equipment manufacturers
  • Saw mills

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will decline. This is due in part to increased productivity. New technology allows tool grinders to do their work more quickly. In addition, employment in this field is affected by the economy. When the demand for metal parts falls, tool grinders may be laid off.

Despite the decline, openings will occur as tool grinders leave this occupation.

Tool Grinders (CIS 100214)

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Illinois
400
Very small
&
-8.2%
5.8%
>>>>
44
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
9
Very small
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Cook County
103
Very small
&
-1.9%
5.6%
>>>>
12
Very few
  Decatur Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
28
Very small
&
3.6%
9.7%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Du Page County
40
Very small
&
-5.0%
5.4%
>>>>
5
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
7
Very small
&
-14.3%
5.2%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
19
Very small
&
5.3%
8.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  McHenry County
10
Very small
&
-10.0%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
14
Very small
&
-7.1%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
47
Small
&
-6.4%
7.3%
>>>>
5
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
9
Very small
&
-11.1%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
12
Very small
&
0.0%
5.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rockford Area
36
Small
&
-8.3%
7.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Springfield Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
4.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
13
Very small
&
-7.7%
9.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
United States
7,100
Very small
&
-4.2%
3.7%
>>>>
800
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.