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Are You Buying American Made?

Are You Buying American Made?

If you’re a member of the manufacturing industry, your job is reliant upon whether people at home & abroad are willing to buy American made goods. The infinitesimal wages of workers in China, India, and other third world countries have given companies incentives to move their operations overseas for decades but none of that would be possible without the consent of consumer & commercial customers. So, are you buying American…

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Durable Goods Continue to Rise

Durable Goods Continue to Rise

New orders for manufactured durable goods rose again in May, continuing an upward trend that was started in April of this year.  According to the advance report put out by the US Department of Commerce, orders for US durable goods increased by 3.6% to $231 billion, a number that is predicted to rise even higher in the coming months. This is good news for the reviving manufacturing industry, which saw an increase of 3.3% in durable goods for the…

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6 Things You Have to Know Before An Interview

6 Things You Have to Know Before An Interview

Any experienced job seeker will tell you to never go into a job interview without having done all of the proper research. It would be akin to taking a road trip without any preparation – no luggage, no hotel reservations, and no points of interest – except for plugging the coordinates into a GPS seconds before you put the key in the ignition. Sure, you might physically make it to the end but will you have done anything worthwhile in…

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Is Sustainable Manufacturing in the Cards?

Is Sustainable Manufacturing in the Cards?

Is your company going green yet?  Whether you think climate change is a serious concern, or shrug it off as a bad case of paranoia, the topic is here to stay.  Industry professionals – whether by actions of goodwill or steady pressure from the EPA – are focused on going green.  While the specific effects of sustainable manufacturing remain controversial, companies are nonetheless attempting to latch on to its principal…

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25 Key Places to be Networking!

25 Key Places to be Networking!

When you’re looking for a new job, you shouldn’t limit your search to just scanning through job boards. There are thousands of opportunities, cloaked from the conventional job seeker’s radar, that are wide open for those who can put their networking skills to good use.  Where should you start? Anywhere! Here’s just a few of the hundreds of places you can learn about new jobs. 1.) Industry Conferences – Meet your peers in person and…

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Retaining Top Talent

Retaining Top Talent

  The job market is thriving and top notch employees are experiencing more opportunities than ever.  Although this is great news for job seekers, employers will soon face the effects.  With a shrinking candidate pool, employers are not only having difficulty obtaining talented candidates, they may soon struggle to retain them. Employees most often leave their current employers due to lack of communication.  As managers it is extremely…

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R&D 2.0: The Right R&D Informatics System

R&D 2.0: The Right R&D Informatics System

Is the R&D process too disjointed? Some might say yes. In a recent whitepaper from IDC Manufacturing about 56% of companies deemed their R&D efforts to be marginally effective at best with only 25% achieving an actual market release. When researchers try to analyze petabytes of data cached across incompatible systems, low percentages aren’t quite so hard to believe. New releases are changing the way data is organized, accessed,…

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Recruiting in 2013 – The Challenges of Finding Qualified Applicants

Recruiting in 2013 – The Challenges of Finding Qualified Applicants

Recruiting in 2013 – The Challenges of Finding Qualified Applicants By Brad Beleski- Omni One I’ve been in the technical recruiting industry (mainly engineering) for almost 10 years now.  In this time period, I’ve seen some of the hottest markets and some of the worst markets that our economy has been through in decades.   When the automotive industry tanked in 2009, it was one of the most difficult times to find openings – especially…

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Bouncing Back from Interview Mistakes

Bouncing Back from Interview Mistakes

You can prepare all you want for an interview, but sometimes mistakes just happen. When the time comes, and you slip up, no amount of research, job experience, or flashy skills will help you bounce back from an awkward blunder. But you can’t allow any mistake, no matter the size, to derail your entire interview, and with some quick thinking you can easily get back on track. Here are a few common interview mistakes and how you can recover…

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R&D 2.0: Is Our View of R&D Obsolete?

R&D 2.0: Is Our View of R&D Obsolete?

In a recent Q&A session, Bill Clinton cited R&D in manufacturing as a major part of what makes it a “job multiplier.” 90% of patents come from manufacturing and that means jobs for engineers, skilled manufacturers, and quality assurance technicians. For years now, R&D has primarily been the plow that, when wielded effectively, furrows deeper into the rich soil of innovation.  So, the question is: are we using R&D…

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