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How To Encourage New Generations To Consider Careers In Manufacturing

By Rick Geiger What can we do to encourage new generations to consider manufacturing careers? At its heart, this is a marketing question. You have to sell yourself—and the manufacturing industry—to potential employees, specifically to young people who know technology but don’t know manufacturing. Manufacturing has been evolving rapidly over the past 10 to 20… Read more »

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How To Dress For Cold Weather Work

By Rick Geiger Dressing for cold weather work is serious business. It’s not just about comfort so learning how to dress for cold weather work is important. There are health risks for prolonged exposure. The colder it gets, the more energy your body uses to stay warm. When it’s windy or raining or snowing, your body loses… Read more »

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How-To-Write-A-Great-Resume

by Rick Geiger Learning how to write a great resume is important, vital even. No, it won’t guarantee you get the job. But it is the first step to a great first impression—your first opportunity to sell yourself to your next boss. So, put in the effort to put your best foot forward. You won’t… Read more »

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CNC-Brake-Operator

BY JOE CROWE A CNC brake operator is someone who sets up and operate a machine that bend sheet metal, and as such, they play a vital role in the manufacturing world. The CNC stands for “computer numeric-controlled,” which describes the machines that operators use.  CNC brake operators usually have duties such as setting up machines… Read more »

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Worker-Desert

What is a worker desert and  how are companies adapting? By Lee Hurley It’s not a little ironic that a good economy has caused such a challenging issue: finding qualified employees to fill open jobs. The term “worker desert” is now being used to describe the problem. According to varying reports, there are more than… Read more »

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How-To-Make-Temp-Jobs-Attractive-To-Emloyers

Many job seekers struggle when it comes to crafting the perfect resume. It becomes even more complicated when trying to list temporary or temp-to-hire jobs. Not only do you have to worry about the short-term nature of such gigs, it can be difficult to come up with any real achievements when you’ve only spent a… Read more »

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What-Is-MIG-Welding

By Rick Geiger Most people know that welding is the process of fusing two pieces of metal into one. But they may not know just how prevalent it is in our modern society. According to Howard B. Cary in his book Modern Welding Technology, “Nearly everything we use daily is welded or made by equipment that… Read more »

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Making the workplace fun and productive

By Rick Geiger Have you heard? People are dancing at work. Dancing! And, no, I don’t mean on Broadway (though, yes, they are still dancing there, too). I’m talking about accountants, recruiters, customer service reps, even computer programmers. Working men and women in high-rises and office parks all over the world are fleeing their cubicles… Read more »