2008 Manufacturing Hiring Growth

By: Thomas Cutler

ResourceMFG (www.resourcemfg.com) is the nation's leading manufacturing support organization. It focuses on the demands of the manufacturing sector to serve the needs of employees and customers. The company has immersed themselves in the manufacturing community and has close relationships with support organizations such as The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
ResourceMFG is involved with the total spectrum of manufacturing positions including production, quality, maintenance, supervision, and all levels of management. The company serves a wide variety of industry segments that include automotive, electronic, machining, sheet metal, fabrication, and many other specialized producers.

More than half of manufacturing employers suggest they are willing to increase salaries for new employees compared to last year and to give current employees a raise to maintain high levels of manufacturing retention.

ResourceMFG division vice-president, Julie Maydew suggests, "More opportunities in the manufacturing industry are opening up in the second half of the year with four out of five manufacturers expecting to expand staffing versus the first half of the year." Nearly half of manufacturing employers currently have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates.

Maydew suggested that with the strong relationships that ResourceMFG maintains with manufacturing employers, "The company can make sure they are clearly communicating all of the benefits they offer including a positive working culture to attract the most qualified candidates as well as the best match for their manufacturing clients."

The foundation of ResourceMFG is a commitment to understanding the specialized needs of clients, employees, and the community, which provide the foundation for success. Like the manufacturers they represent there is a philosophy of continuous improvement. ResourceMFG is dedicated to improving programs, processes, training and people to meet the diverse needs of the US manufacturing sector. A benchmark of the organization is on time delivery. The company understands manufacturing professionals and provides excellent programs and productive employees. ResourceMFG delivers the right person with the right skills at the right time.

Manufacturing is the sole focus of ResourceMFG allowing a better manufacturing workforce. ResourceMFG understands that it takes good people to get good results. Experienced manufacturing professionals know how to find the talent needed to deliver results for manufacturing businesses. ResourceMFG has been nationally recognized for having workforce management initiatives that impact the bottom line. The key to delivering better manufacturing employees lies in the fact that it is all that ResourceMFG does.

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