Monthly Archives: September 2013

Update Unemployment, Manufacturing, and Jobs

Find A Job Friday. We live in a world filled with mixed messages. The FED says “…economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace.  Labor market conditions have shown further improvement in recent months, on balance, but the unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Schools Offering NAM Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications

The M-List is curated by the Manufacturing Institute to include those institutions that offer NAM endorsed metalworking skills training and certification. PMPA partners with the Manufacturing Institute to promote the growth of credentialed metalworking professionals following the NAM-Endorsed -NIMS Skills … Continue reading

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Teaching For Future Jobs Skills- Right Skills Now

October 8, 2012 USA Today has an extensive article and video segment on Right Skills Now, the skilled workforce development program spearheaded by Darlene Miller of Permac Industries, in Burnsville, Minnesota. Darlene is an elected vice president of PMPA and a member … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Jobs – What You Need (And Want) To Know

Four of the top five manufacturing sectors by added employment  in 2012 were key markets served by precision machining; Transportation Equipment, Motor Vehicles and Parts, Fabricated Metal Products, Machinery. (The fifth market was Food Manufacturing, and yes, some of our … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturing Is Your Best Choice Today

Manufacturing is your best career choice today. The idea that there is just one narrative for success- go to college and get a good paying job- is no longer a workable one. The majority of unemployed people today have some  college. … Continue reading

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