High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Heard on  All Things Considered  April 25, 2018  - Courtesy of NPR.ORG  Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree. "All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " … Continue reading High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

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Incentives for solar panel maker set for Jacksonville City Council vote

Courtesy of the Times Union By Steve Patterson First Published - January 17, 2018 Legislation in Jacksonville’s City Council offers financial incentives for an unnamed foreign company to begin manufacturing solar power panels in Jacksonville, the company’s first American location. A City Council committee approved offering $24.6 million in local incentives Wednesday — the state … Continue reading Incentives for solar panel maker set for Jacksonville City Council vote

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