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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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Leaders can help close the skills gap


November 12, 2014 8:30 am ET

One of the best parts of working for a trade association is getting a glimpse of the goals and challenges of not just one business, but hundreds. Over the past six months, as managing director of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors ...

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Harbour: Processors find complex issues in attempts at growth


November 6, 2014 9:11 am ET

The devil is in the details, and United States processors cannot sidestep operational processes if they expect to compete in today's changing manufacturing environment.

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Pay gap large between small, big firms


November 6, 2014 8:06 am ET

People always talk about the huge gap between executive compensation and the pay of the average worker.

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Student-run Cardinal helps fill the industry's skills gap


November 5, 2014 12:53 pm ET

The technical education program at Eleva-Strum High School in Strum, Wis., is attracting state and nationwide attention for its innovative approach to filling the skills gap

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Arburg inks training pact with Taiwan's Ming Chi University


October 31, 2014 2:24 pm ET

German injection molding press maker Arburg GmbH + Co. KG announced this week that it has inked a cooperative deal with Taiwan's Ming Chi University of Technology.

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Millennials can make your business better


October 30, 2014 10:25 am ET

We talk a lot about the manufacturing skills gap at Plastics News — what businesses are doing, what's working and what's not. Everyone's trying to figure out how to find the type of talent they need, and how to attract and retain members of a...

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