Category Archives: Recruiting

SPOT Imaging diversifies with help from GLTAAC

“The persons administering GLTAAC at the University of Michigan are amazing.  The talent they offer in support of the program is the best I have seen.  They have a wide pool of proven resources.  Through using their recommendations we are a better, smoother running operation.”   – Linda Merlo, COO, Spot Imaging

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Attracting and Retaining Skilled Labor

Attract and Retain Skilled Labor The U.S. economy added 13,000 manufacturing jobs in January, and employment in the sector has been growing since the end of the Great Recession. That’s good news, but this positive trend does pose a challenge to manufacturers that need more skilled workers. In fact, in a recent survey, 52% of manufacturers identified finding skilled labor

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Gender Gap Workforce Solutions – Part 2 in a Series

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

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

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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