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Survey: Ky. manufacturers plan to hire next year

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Several Kentucky manufacturers say they plan to add new jobs next year.

The Daily News in Bowling Green reports the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Wage and Benefits Survey found that 52 percent of manufacturers who answered questions have plans to hire up to 19 workers in 2013.

The survey is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's Department of Workforce Investment. More than 184 manufacturers that have more than 68,000 workers responded to the questions. Kentucky had 217,338 workers in its manufacturing sector as of March, according to the workforce investment department.

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers says companies use information gathered in the survey to assess wages and ensure they are competitive.

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