Category Archives: Recruiting

Gender Gap Workforce Solutions – Part 2 in a Series

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In my last blog, I introduced the re-emerging topic of women being part of the solution to the talent gap in skilled manufacturing jobs. The concept is far from new, because we know how critical women were from 1940 to 1945 when the term “Rosie the Riveter” was born. A report just released by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute and APICS

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Women, Welding and What 21st Century Manufacturers May Need to Re-Learn – Part 1

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Soo…. You’re having trouble finding talent for your production floor? Are you tapping and searching the entire workforce, or only half? Some manufacturers are successfully solving their talent gap problem by recruiting women. Stories of women on the production floor in manufacturing are cropping up and they are fascinating.

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Internships, apprenticeships and developing new workers

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Among the most common issues GLTAAC hears from manufacturers is the difficulty of recruiting new workers. The manufacturing workforce is aging, and attracting new workers is an ongoing challenge. To compound the challenge, employers need more highly skilled workers prepared to operate advanced machinery. The issue has gained a lot of attention. A 2011 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing

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Manufacturers’ Moan – part 2: “Need More Skilled Workers!”

In “Part 1” of this blog, we mentioned how at the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center we often hear from small and medium-sized manufacturers about the problem of finding and keeping skilled workers. We explored some programs that have been launched by consortia with national and state funding assistance. But what can you do if you’re fully employed at

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Manufacturers’ Moan – part 1: “Need More Skilled Workers!”

At the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, we often hear from small and medium-sized manufacturers about the problem of finding and keeping skilled workers. It’s an ironic complaint in our states – Michigan, Ohio and Indiana – which have the nation’s highest unemployment rates. With so many looking for work, it seems like it should be easier for manufacturers

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