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Paulson increasing its training offerings, opening Florida tech center


April 24, 2015 10:55 am ET

Paulson Training Programs Inc. is boosting its efforts to help the plastics industry find more skilled workers, entering an educational alliance, building a tech center and expanding its learning options.

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Routsis Training providing online courses in scientific molding


April 7, 2015 1:21 pm ET

Routsis Training of Dracut, Mass., has been passing out cards offering free online courses in establishing the scientific molding process.

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Beaumont creates AIM Institute to target plastics-intensive training for molders


March 24, 2015 2:29 pm ET

Building on its history of offering educational programs, Beaumont Technologies Inc. (Booth W2692 at NPE 2015) announced a new initiative Monday, aimed at practicing professionals in the injection molding industry.

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De Vos, Broome want to bridge generation gap


March 24, 2015 6:00 am ET

These are challenging times for trade associations, and the Society of Plastics Engineers is no exception.

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Consultant: Keep sales and marketing departments separate


March 9, 2015 12:18 pm ET

In a fast-changing, Internet-driven world, companies have to keep improving their marketing efforts, and measuring the results, Teresa Schell, a marketing consultant, said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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Hiring the wrong person can be costly


March 6, 2015 1:49 pm ET

Want to lose $100,000 on your next new hire? Headhunter Dennis Gros can tell you how — or rather, ways to avoid that.

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India's plastic processing industry needs 3 million skilled workers by 2020


March 4, 2015 1:30 pm ET

A trained workforce is shaping up to be a major challenge for the Indian plastics industry, which needs 2 million to 3 million more staff by 2020 to keep up with demand, according to one Indian trade association.

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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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