Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

Courtesy of CNBC.com by Thomas Franck Researchers are investigating how the United States can become more competitive in the manufacturing industry in the age of artificial intelligence. Some of their conclusions suggest that more investment is needed in vocational programs and not in large, four-year universities. "There are too many four-year colleges serving too many … Continue reading Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

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Manufacturing Job Fair – Wednesday, October 11 from 1PM – 6PM

  Companies Attending Include: Boeing Company Fleet Readiness Center Southeast - Naval Air Systems Command Flightstar Aircraft Services Great Northern Laminations Kelly Services Medtronic Remedy Intelligent Staffing Riley Gear Corporation The Safariland Group Where:   Advanced Technology Center, 401 West State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 When:   Wednesday, October 11 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM From … Continue reading Manufacturing Job Fair – Wednesday, October 11 from 1PM – 6PM

While Unemployment Rate Decreases, Skills Gap Remains

Courtesy of  fosteredu.edu by Kate Mosteller Even though the unemployment rate in the United States has steadily decreased in recent years, job openings are now more plentiful than ever - as was seen in the most recent Department of Labor jobs report. Companies large and small are struggling to find the skilled workers they need, … Continue reading While Unemployment Rate Decreases, Skills Gap Remains

Safariland sees success after relocating acquisition to Jacksonville

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal For Safariland’s Jacksonville manufacturing site, focusing more on making military products was a big change. After acquiring Mustang Survival in 2013 and manufacturing that line in West Virginia, they found it was a difficult, remote location to get to, especially with added military personnel from different branches frequenting the … Continue reading Safariland sees success after relocating acquisition to Jacksonville

Manufacturing Through the Eyes of Human Resources, Recruitment and New Hire Training

By Brian Kingston, MC Assembly - Courtesy of SMT Magazine Perhaps more important than the technology and tools a manufacturing company has are its people. People are what make a company truly great and the process of recruiting talented, skilled, dedicated employees and training them properly for success is an important aspect of any manufacturing … Continue reading Manufacturing Through the Eyes of Human Resources, Recruitment and New Hire Training