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New Year Equals New Job in Manufacturing

Posted on February 11th, 2020
manufacturing skills

It’s a new year and there’s no better time for an update in the form of a new job in manufacturing. Because of an ongoing skills gap, manufacturers are on the lookout for employees who are versed in the newest manufacturing skills. If you haven’t thought of a career in manufacturing before, know there are many positive changes worth considering. To start, manufacturing is no longer considered a “dirty” industry with only low-wage jobs. Today’s manufacturing is on the cutting edge, applying high-skill applications and paying higher wages. Manufacturing now includes growing applications of automation, the use of robots and cobots (robots working with humans), artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and IoT, the Internet of Things. New pairings of technology and innovation continue to move the industry forward as manufacturing draws on applications of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). As…

Veterans are Ready to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Posted on February 2nd, 2017
manufacturing jobs

It’s not something the public is familiar with, but manufacturers are extremely aware of the US skills gap that threatens our industry. In fact, more than 80 percent of manufacturers claims they face difficulties finding employees to fill their skilled production jobs. Certainly, there are plenty of millennials in need of jobs. However, the manufacturing industry needs a type of job loyalty and devotion required to refine necessary skills and withstand extensive safety training. Unfortunately, US job culture encourages employees to switch companies often to advance in their career. While this is not a problem in fields such as banking, teaching, and architecture, it can be devastating for us. On the other hand, we are extremely as a nation. We understand the value of manufacturing in America and are delighted to know that our products are made at home. How…