WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, February 24th. Every time we use a phone, drive a car, watch TV, cross a bridge, or do myriad everyday activities, we are benefitting from the accumulated work of a most important, broad profession — engineering. To celebrate its contribution to our way of life, this is National Engineers Week. During this time, engineering societies and corporations will reach out to schoolchildren and stage events across the country to call attention to the achievements of the profession. From iPods to skyscrapers to space rockets, engineers apply science, math and principles of matter and energy to provide useful things to us. There are nearly 58,000 engineering establishments in the U.S., employing over a million such innovators and support staff out of the nearly 2.8 million people working in engineering fields. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Occasion/accessed 12/2/2015: http://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week
Engineering establishments/NAICS 541330: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Employment in engineering fields/accessed 12/2/2015:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau