Posts Tagged with ‘us’

Success in the New Economy Video

October 28, 2015

The video “Success in the New Economy” details how expectations need to be altered to better align education and the needs of the workplace. Many jobs no longer require a four year degree, but need a combination of higher education, skilled training and experience. The hands-on training and certification programs available in community colleges from groups like INAM (Illinois […]

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MFG Talk Radio Podcast on an Untapped Talent Pool to Fill the Skills Gap

October 26, 2015

The latest MFG Talk Radio episode discusses a relatively untapped resource that could help to fill the skills gap in manufacturing: Americans with disabilities. Industry experts and professionals provide valuable insight on the opportunities available to both companies and employees if this talent pool is properly utilized. The episode addresses recruitment, employment practices, access, engagement […]

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NIMS Announces a New Initiative to Advance the Manufacturing Workforce

October 1, 2015

NIMS (The National Institute for Metalworking Skills) has announced a new initiative that is designed to provide improved and focused skills, training, and talent development in manufacturing. The initiative will help to define career paths, promote credentials, build skills, and provide the industry with a talented workforce to fill the skills gap. The initiative was […]

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Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast on US Industrial Outlook Report

September 28, 2015

The latest Manufacturing Talk Radio podcast discusses the US Industrial Outlook Report. The guest is Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies at the Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation. The discussion includes information on economic indicators, employment trends, global competitiveness, industrial economics, and macroeconomic conditions. Click here for more information and to access the […]

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Making Chips Podcast on Veterans in Manufacturing

September 8, 2015

This Making Chips podcast features an interview with Hernan Luis y Prado, the founder of Workshops for Warriors. In it, he describes some of the problems veterans face when returning to society, as well as opportunities that can be found for them in the world of manufacturing. The industry could and should take advantage of […]

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A New Study on Women in Manufacturing

August 28, 2015

US manufacturing continues to grow and there is an urgent need to fill a large number of open positions. In addition, a gender gap exists where women remain a relatively under-utilized resource within the industry. A recent study conducted by APICS Supply Chain Council, Deloitte, and the Manufacturing Institute provides some insight on women in […]

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Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

August 27, 2015

Manufacturing in the US is growing. Technology is changing. Many skilled workers in the field will soon be retiring. 60% of the jobs currently unfilled in manufacturing are due to a lack of skilled applicants. A sample of Chicago area manufacturers indicated shortages of essential positions such as CNC programmers and operators, industrial machinery mechanics, and […]

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The US Manufacturing Renaissance, Re-shoring, and the Skills Gap

July 28, 2015

Foreign manufacturers are coming in greater numbers to the US to manufacture a variety of their products. 3,500 German companies are here and employing 600,000 Americans. China is planning to spend a good share of $1 trillion on investments in manufacturing facilities. Many US companies have been re-shoring, bringing production back from overseas locations. This article addresses […]

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250,000 Jobs Returning to the US from China

June 25, 2015

Wal-Mart has stated that they can help bring 250,000 manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. Wal-Mart has committed to spending $250 billion on products manufactured in the US over the next 10 years. As one part of its many plans, the company is now working with Ranir, a manufacturer of toothbrushes, to manufacture […]

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Senate Working on Manufacturing Bills to Help the Industry

May 23, 2015

One issue seems to have bi-partisan support in Congress, and that is manufacturing. The Manufacturing Jobs for America (MJA) campaign was recently introduced by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) to support US manufacturing. Eight out of 36 bills introduced have been supported by both parties. These will include an initiative to create […]

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