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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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Facing labor shortage, one processor starts its own bus service


October 27, 2014 2:08 pm ET

Like much of the manufacturing industry, Primera Plastics Inc. in Zeeland, Mich., has had trouble finding qualified workers to fill gaps in its staff. Unlike others, it decided to invest in a bus to get new workers to their jobs.

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Teknor Apex working to keep talented young workers in Rhode Island


October 15, 2014 6:00 am ET

Just about every plastics company says they face a challenge finding talented new workers. It looks like compounder Teknor Apex Co. is taking a proactive approach.

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Timing is critical in hiring process


October 3, 2014 11:33 am ET

From the beginning of my time in the recruiting industry, the term “time kills deals” was beat into my head. I know that the recruiting industry is not the only industry where people use this term, but what it means is that the more time ...

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SPI, SME create online training to fill plastics industry skills gap


October 2, 2014 2:29 pm ET

Some of the biggest questions facing the plastics industry right now are what the next generation of the workforce will be like, and where they will come from.

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