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Finding good workers isn't always about technical skills


February 26, 2015 1:09 pm ET

Business boils down to people. Men and women are employed making things that are bought by people. Pretty simple. But now there's another people angle facing the plastics industry, and all of manufacturing.

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Making personal connections can improve leadership skills


February 24, 2015 1:22 pm ET

LAKE LAS VEGAS, NEV. — When sizing up people you first meet — whether it's a coworker, a boss or a blind date — what do you notice first, their warmth or their competence?

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The easiest hire for the job may not be the best, staffing expert says


February 13, 2015 3:19 pm ET

Some hiring pitfalls can be avoided by plastics firms, according to staffing pro Russ Riendeau.

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Northstar Recycling named No. 1 in Best Places to Work awards


February 4, 2015 11:26 pm ET

LAKE LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Northstar Recycling Co. Inc., a plastics recycler based in East Longmeadow, Mass., was named the No. 1 company in Plastics News Best Places to Work awards.

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Viking Plastics honored for employee relations


January 26, 2015 12:43 pm ET

Custom injection molder Viking Plastics has won DevelopErie’s 2014 Employer of the Year Award for manufacturing in the Erie, Pa., region.

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Top talent trends of 2015 taking shape


January 22, 2015 3:07 pm ET

What will be the top talent trends in the plastics workplace in 2015?

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Skills gap imperils small-town manufacturing


December 8, 2014 2:35 pm ET

As labor needs transition from low-cost, low-skilled workers to an educated, highly skilled labor force, auto companies are struggling to persuade this new type of employee to live and work in towns devoid of big-city amenities.Sarepta is...

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Jobplex buys plastics-focused executive search firm East Wing Group


December 2, 2014 3:10 pm ET

Jobplex Inc. has acquired East Wing Group Inc., a search firm owned by plastics veteran Russ Riendeau.

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Need for skilled workers is unchanged, but method of finding them has


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

It's in the news nearly every day now: “How can manufacturing solve the skilled worker shortage? We need to get young people interested in manufacturing.”

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From the minds of the next generation


November 19, 2014 12:04 pm ET

As Plastics News marks its 25th anniversary, we talk to young people who are are 25 years old or younger about what drew them to the plastics industry, and where they think it is going.

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