Monthly Archives: November 2013

Manufacturing Opportunity- Not Just In The Shop

And not just for guys, either. PMPA member company Vectron in Elyria, Ohio provides thermal deburring services to manufacturing companies across the country. Terry Knepper explains her career path at Vectron as she grew in responsibilities and authority managing office, … Continue reading

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The Hardest Jobs to FIll

Are not jobs that require college degrees. The hardest jobs to fill are those that have the biggest impact on performance. “Shortages in skilled production jobs – machinists, operators, craft workers, distributors, technicians, and more – are taking their toll … Continue reading

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About Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the fourth largest employer in the US, and it pays more than the top three employing industries. Manufacturers are looking for people with talent and skills. And many will help with training. Continue reading

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Wanted: Women To Bring Their Talents To Manufacturing

There is no reason that the vast majority of new manufacturing jobs have gone to men, but they have. We need to turn this trend around. We need their talent too. Why has womens’ representation in manufacturing dropped for two … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Jobs Available!

PMPA member and Erie, Pa employer American Turned Products looking to increase its skilled workforce by 30%! Click here for video Erie TV Channel 12 : “Manufacturing jobs are plentiful in Erie County and throughout North America. That’s the word from Darlene … Continue reading

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Where The Jobs Are- Mark Tomlinson in Huffington Post

“The manufacturing industry is facing an employment crisis. The rate of technical advances has outpaced our ability to educate and train workers on new machines and applications, creating a “skills gap.”–Mark Tomlinson, CEO, Society of Manufacturing Engineers. I thought it … Continue reading

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Bachelor’s Degree Cost and Benefits

“If the costs of attaining a bachelor’s degree continue to rise faster than the benefits of having a BA in this labor force, more middle- and lower-income families might be better served by being strategic and aiming for an associate … Continue reading

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