Faced with aging workers, expanding technologies and limited budgets, small manufacturers need to find creative ways to recruit new staff. Two manufacturers told ThomasNet News Career Journal that they’ve taken a proactive approach to make the industry a more appealing to millennial-aged job seekers.
In this video, Beth Goodbaum, lead writer and reporter for Career Journal, speaks to Frank Langro of Festo Corp. at its U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge, N.Y. Langro, the director of marketing and product development, speaks about why Festo decided to open its doors to the public on national Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4.
Facebook may be seen as a personal networking site for sharing updates with friends, but it is also a valuable recruiting tool for staffing professionals looking to place candidates. A new survey reveals that the benefits of such social media sites are growing for recruiters, with more using the web to search and place employees in 2013 than in previous years. Read more
Military veterans returning to the civilian workforce face unique barriers to job prospects. Here we look at the particularly high unemployment rates among individuals returning from wartime service relative to the rest of the labor force, as well as various efforts to connect hiring companies with job-seeking vets. Read more
The job search will begin for new graduates, who will be competing against legions of prospective applicants in just a few months. Here are several career fairs across the country that can help boost chances of getting hired in the manufacturing and engineering fields. Read more
With their extensive technical training and leadership skills, military veterans are often the ideal candidates for top manufacturing positions. Yet a prevalent challenge remains: veterans are lost in translation when they apply for coveted jobs, as many struggle to market their military skills for industry careers the right way. The solution is in strategic thinking and learning how to civilianize military experience, according to career experts. Read more