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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 »

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What-Is-Mechatronics

By Joe Crowe  You may have heard the word “mechatronics” before. While it combines the familiar terms “mechanical” and “electronics,” it’s possible that what it is may not be clear. Mechatronics is a science that focuses on intelligent technology, an overarching term for an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the future of engineering with smart… Read more »

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How-To-Ask-For-Time-Off

By Joe Crowe  Asking to take time off from work can be touchy subject. Even when you’re entitled to sick time or vacation time, sometimes it can feel stressful to ask. That’s in addition to the stresses of whatever the issue is, whether it’s sickness or injury. The good news is that experts say that… Read more »

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Seasonal-Hiring-Needs-Tips

By Joe Crowe  Getting ready for the holiday season can be a mixture of chaos, panic, and anxiety. However, meeting your seasonal hiring needs does not have to be as stressful as Black Friday at midnight. Here are some ways to prepare your company for your seasonal hiring needs Bring them in early Get an… Read more »

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Automation-Personnel-Services-Houston-Branches-Assisting-In-Tropical-Storm-Imelda-Cleanup

By Loyd McIntosh When Tropical Storm Imelda pounded the Texas gulf coast in late September, Automation Personnel Services’  Houston branches were ready to help. Officially the fifth-wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continental United States, Tropical Storm Imelda brought record-breaking rains and flooding to southeast Texas, particularly Beaumont, where thousands of employees of several… Read more »