Help Wanted: Manufacturing Sector Struggles to Fill Jobs

By Andrew Deichler 11/06/2021 Even after a year that saw the global economy plummet and many workers lose their jobs, the U.S. manufacturing sector is still struggling to fill key roles. While the 2021 jobs numbers are encouraging, manufacturers nevertheless will need to rethink their approach to hiring if they want to attract talent throughout the current decade

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Women in Manufacturing: Closing the Gap

The manufacturing industry is recruiting and advancing women to close the talent gap. Noelle Salerno, Consultant, Avalanche Consulting Jennifer Vernon, Consultant, Avalanche Consulting Women have played a role in the manufacturing industry since World War II, when the U.S. government called upon women to fill vacated positions left by male enlistment in the armed services. During those

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Intangible benefits to diversity in the workplace

By Peter Jaffe 09/22/21 Usually when you think about diversity you automatically think of such factors as age, gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural background, etc., but there is far more to creating a diverse workplace than hiring people who fit into different stereotypical workplace demographics. We all share things in common with our co-workers the

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Biden signs ‘Buy American’ order, pledges to renew U.S. manufacturing

Reuters|Andrea Shalal, Alexandra Alper, Timothy Aeppel 4 MIN READ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden vowed on Monday to leverage the purchasing power of the U.S. government, the world’s biggest single buyer of goods and services, to strengthen domestic manufacturing and create markets for new technologies. The Democratic president signed an executive order aimed at closing loopholes

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Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Fourth Quarter 2020

Source – National Association of Manufacturing – Dec 23rd 2020. The National Association of Manufacturers has released its fourth-quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, which shows a strong rebound since COVID-19 disrupted business in the spring. In the fourth-quarter survey, 74.2% of respondents said they were either somewhat or very positive about the outlook for their company.

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2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.8% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment Growth and 4.7% GDP Growth Despite Uneven Recovery

December 16, 2020 08:00 ET | Source: Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software

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Fun MFG Merch!

“Manufacturing Merch? Huh?” Lighten up a little! Wear your vocation with pride and put a smile on your co-workers face wearing some of our fun apparel. JigJobs MFG Merch store has a collection of unique and affordable clothing, masks, mugs and stickers. Workwear for work, home or out and about.

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Manufacturing Sector Production in the U.S. rose by 1.1% in October 2020 vs September of 2020.

Great news! Manufacturing in the US is on the rise. Manufacturing output has risen 1.1% over September numbers. According to The Fed: “The index for durable manufacturing stepped up 0.9 percent, as small drops in the indexes for furniture and related products, fabricated metal products, and motor vehicles and parts were outweighed by gains elsewhere, especially

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