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ThomasNet.com Launches IMT Career Journal to Help Ease the Workforce Shortage in Manufacturing

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ThomasNet.com Launches IMT Career Journal to Help Ease the Workforce Shortage in Manufacturing

Press release date: January 22, 2013

Publication Educates Marketplace on Strategies for Attracting Employees; Provides Career Resources; Spotlights Innovative Solutions

New York, NY - At a time when the workforce shortage is holding back the growth of U.S. manufacturers, ThomasNet.com is launching a new resource to tackle the challenge head on.

Today, ThomasNet.com, publisher of Industry Market Trends (IMT), the leading online publication and e-newsletter dedicated to manufacturing and industry news and trends, unveils IMT Career Journal, a web publication and weekly e-newsletter educating employers on creative ways to attract and train new talent. IMT Career Journal is also a resource for job seekers interested in learning more about today's manufacturing professions, and how to find the jobs of their dreams.

IMT Career Journal is the latest addition to ThomasNet.com's growing IMT family of online publications and e-newsletters, including IMT, IMT Machining Journal, and IMT Fluid & Gas Flow Journal. It is also inspired by ThomasNet.com's Industry Market Barometer® research, which revealed that although U.S. manufacturers are hiring, jobs requiring specific skills are going unfilled.

"We believe that the root cause is an outdated perception of manufacturing jobs, which pay well and are intellectually challenging. IMT Career Journal shows manufacturers how to spread the word and attract new talent. It also opens the eyes of prospective employees to the rewards of a manufacturing career," said William Ng, Managing Editor.

A key focus of IMT Career Journal is on education as a solution to filling the gaps in skilled labor, manufacturing and engineering. Articles highlight companies, trade schools, colleges, and local organizations which are taking innovative approaches to training, mentoring, and STEM education. The publication showcases other programs that companies can become involved with to fill their employee pipeline, such as the recent Manufacturing Day, where manufacturers, schools, and associations opened their doors and provided career information. IMT Career Journal also provides direction for individuals who are looking for manufacturing jobs, including veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce. In addition, readers can find advice from career coaches, and information on "a day in the life" of people with interesting jobs, such as sustainability and virtual reality managers. The online publication includes original features, reviews of career books, and the "best of the web" in career content.

IMT Career Journal adds to the rich information on ThomasNet.com, the leading free platform for industrial product sourcing and supplier discovery, with information on more than 610,000 manufacturers, distributors, and service providers, and over 100 million parts.

Beth Goodbaum will serve as the lead writer for the publication, along with writer David Butcher, both of whom are experienced journalists specializing in the manufacturing space. Authors, publishers and journalists who would like to have their books, articles or blogs considered for publication should contact Ms. Goodbaum at bgoodbaum@thomasnet.com or Managing Editor William Ng at wng@thomasnet.com. For the latest IMT Career Journal articles, visit: www.thomasnet.com/journals/career. To subscribe to the IMT Career Journal weekly newsletter, visit: http://www.thomasnet.com/focus/imt.

About ThomasNet.com®
ThomasNet.com, part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is the Internet's pre-eminent sourcing and supplier discovery and selection platform for OEM, MRO and other products and services. The platform serves procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to connect and do business with these buyers. Buyers of industrial products and services can connect to ThomasNet News from ThomasNet.com.

Additionally, Thomas Industrial Network includes: the Navigator Platform, a proprietary technology that helps industrial companies leverage their product information and data to increase sales; and Enterprise Solutions that enable companies to create and manage digital product data which can be syndicated to a variety of platforms.

Contact: Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications
781-449-8456 or dawn@warnerpr.com

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