Posts Categorized: Employer News

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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 »

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In the fall of 2014, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, a division of the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, delivered an extensive report to the president detailing the state of the manufacturing industry. The report provided an action plan of sorts, or a list of recommendations based on issues that directly… Read more »

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At the close of 2014, a look back reveals a healthy and encouraging year for the manufacturing industry and for the labor market as a whole. As the nation continues to recover from the damage of the recent economic downturn, the job market slowly but steadily returns to its pre-recession highs. Here are a few… Read more »

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If you’ll be launching into (or continuing) your search for an industrial job in 2015, will you be prepared for the trends and events that may shape the marketplace during the next twelve months? Keep an eye out for a few factors that may shift the landscape, and get ready for some events that might… Read more »

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Two important economic trends that left an indelible mark on the current decade now seem to be moving in reverse: A steep trade deficit and the job losses of the recent recession. The economy is on the move again, and while real wages have yet to increase (which in turn will increase consumer spending), the… Read more »

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You’ve probably heard plenty of news about the Fitbit, the GoPro camera, and the Google Glass. These are a few of the best-known forms of “wearable technology”, a new trend in portable electronics and data-gathering tools that can be toted around on the user’s body. But these aren’t the only wearables that are available on the… Read more »

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In the world of aircraft assembly, manufacturers face a curious problem: To build aircraft components, human workers need to lift and manipulate large, heavy objects in awkward spaces, which can take a toll on the body and usually requires two lifters or more. In similar industries, like automotive manufacturing, the answer is simple: install robot… Read more »