Posts Categorized: Employer News

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In May of 2016, a few important changes were made to the Fair Labor Standards Act, a set of laws designed to protect workers from exploitation. Though the new changes won’t take effect until December, this news will impact the lives of well over 4.2 million working people who spend more than 40 hours a… Read more »

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The “tech economy”, a term that appeared on the landscape at the end of the last century as computers became central drivers of commerce, now has another name: the economy. No longer are digital manufacturing platforms a fringe development or a sign of things to come. Cloud computing, network-based operations and single platform back office… Read more »

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Just a few short years ago, 3-D printing seemed like concept lifted directly from science fiction (the process actually resembled the “replicator” concept from the Star Trek franchise). But at this point, 3D printing is a manufacturing reality, and soon it may have the potential to become entirely mainstream. What will 3D printing hold for… Read more »

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According to the occupation and career information provided by the 2015 Arkansas Labor Market and Economic Report, Arkansas has seen vast improvements across several employment metrics between 2010 and 2015. The state still has a long way to go in order to completely recover from the broader downturn, but according to some key indicators, most… Read more »

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Can you remember the last time you saw someone walking down the street or moving around your workplace while using a Google Glass headset? Probably not. If you’ve ever seen this happen at all, it probably took place more than three years ago. But if you think these devices have gone into total retreat, think… Read more »

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As part of its next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute Grant, the Department of Energy will soon be offering $70 million in grant funding to support the development of smart projects like sensors, new platforms, tighter controls, and energy efficient modeling. Grants will be available to manufacturing organizations that can reduce costs or improve energy… Read more »

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So far, the spring of 2015 has been an interesting chapter for United States oil prices and production. In some cases, the current bear market has been setting records that have remained unchanged for years. In short summary, U.S. oil production has recently reached some high peaks, pushing prices to levels that are lower they’ve… Read more »

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In the US, few industries are tracked and monitored as closely as the manufacturing sector, and the metrics used to follow manufacturing trends are broad and varied. Key indicators measuring raw material orders, shipping and distribution statistics, and new facility construction are all closely watched by industry experts. One of these metrics—the machine tool order… Read more »

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“Manufacturing technology” is an industry term that refers to any software platform or mechanical equipment that makes a manufacturing or production process more efficient. Certain forms of manufacturing technology cause bigger industry-wide waves that others after they’re introduced, and some software tools are swept up faster than others once they become available to the manufacturing… Read more »

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When you have an open position that needs to be staffed, you have either of two priorities: 1) You need a pair of hands that can carry the weight of this position right now. The candidate who fits the bill will step into the role, quickly learn the ropes, shift from liability to asset, and… Read more »