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  • October 2014 Line Report
    Strong Hiring Trend Expected to Continue Through October
    Yesterday the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) released the Leading Indicators for National Employment (LINE) with predictions of hiring to continue into October. Among the key finding is that Manufacturing Sector and Service Sector...
  • Illinois losing businesses
    Illinois losing businesses (Video)
    From January 2008 to January 2010, Illinois lost 117,000 manufacturing jobs, from November 2012 to November 2013 Illinois lost another 4,089, since 2004 Illinois has lost a total of 125,000 manufacturing jobs. Today, Illinois, has 812,521...
  • September 2014 LINE Report
    Human Resources Predict Hiring Trend in September
    Earlier this week the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) released the Leading Indicators for National Employment (LINE) with predictions of hiring rates in September. Among the key finding is that Manufacturing Sector is expected to...
  • Manufacturing factory
    Kentucky Manufacturing Jobs
    The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center at 160 Rochester Drive in South Louisville is connecting experienced manufacturing job seekers as well as job seekers looking for new careers with training and potential employers. The Kentucky...
  • Gov. Quinn joins Nippon officials to open new manufacturing plant
    Gov. Quinn joins Nippon officials to open new manufacturing plant
    Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC built its first rail-car manufacturing plant in Rochelle, Ill., that included Shop 1 and Shop 2, hired 400 workers and rolled out its first rail car, the Gallery-type EMU for Metra in 2012. In April 2013 Nippon...
  • global expansions
    What Is Driving the Global Laser Cutting Market to Expand?
    Like other industries, the laser cutting market felt the effects of the Great Recession, and sales of laser cutting machines fell as a result. That trend has reversed itself as the world slowly recovers. In fact, according to the Laser Cutting...
  • Manufacturing jobs
    Kentucky offering manufacturing training certification classes
    The Kentucky Manufacturing career center is offering free "Certified Production Technician" training classes to train individuals to work in manufacturing jobs. The "Certified Production Technician" training is aManufacturing...
  • Manufacturing in Southern California
    Manufacturing and unemployment in California
    The manufacturing industry sector as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics includes businesses involved in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products such as plants, factories...
  • Tech jobs
    Why the good news for Michigan manufacturing not salvation for the average Joe
    The second week of this month, May, was Michigan Manufacturing Week. Former governor, John Engler, was recently quoted as stating that Michigan manufacturing is “on the mend.” This sounds like great news for all of us in Michigan and...
  • Unemployment
    Job growth is up and unemployment is down in April 2014
    America’s unemployment rate dropped significantly in April, falling to its lowest rate since September, 2008 according to a Yahoo News article published May 2, 2014.The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate fell from 6.7...
  • Fashion in New York City
    Fashion designers can now apply for New York City Fashion Production Fund
    On Monday, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Capital Business Credit LLC launched the New York City Fashion Production Fund to help emerging fashion designers.The New York City Fashion Production Fund is a $2 million...
  • How does it work
    Precision plastic machining – How does it work?
    There is perhaps no other compound that has changed our lives as we know it as has the use of plastic. In fact, plastic can be found in almost any tool, device or piece of equipment that we use and it serves multiple functions. In order for it to...
  • jobs and recyclig
    Recycling creates jobs
    Recycling is one of the most common of all environmental activities, and it’s also a great way to save natural resources. Recycling keeps useful materials out of landfills and incinerators, and using recovered materials to make new products...
  • Melamine production
    Understanding melamine; not all panels are created equal
    Melamine has become a dirty word among many consumers seeking to purchase cabinetry or other wood panel products. But it's bad reputation is not necessarily justified. The reason it's looked down upon comes from either being specified for...
  • How cold weather is hurting Lehigh Valley manufacturing
    How cold weather is hurting Lehigh Valley manufacturing
    Lehigh Valley manufacturers are having trouble meeting production quotas due to the extremely cold weather and snow that Mother Nature has delivered to the East Coast this winter.Many manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley are just finding it...