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July 23, 2018

Position Profile: Why Become A Mechanic?

Keeping Our Equipment And Vehicles Working We live in a world of fast-moving, hard-working equipment and vehicles, from the trains, planes and semis that transport people […]
July 19, 2018

Best And Worst Cities For Welders To Earn A Living

As a tradesman or tradeswoman, you want each dollar earned to go as far as possible. Some data sources show you average wages in major cities, […]
July 12, 2018

Skilled Tradesmen Career Profile: The State of Utah

Located in the Rocky Mountains of Western United States, the State of Utah has grown into a diverse and booming economic region. Utah has consistently been […]
June 29, 2018

Can Mom and Pop Manufacturers Survive the Skills Gap?

We all know that the United States is in the middle of a skilled labor shortage. There are not enough mechanics, machinists, welders and other important […]
June 26, 2018

The Low Quality Trap: Why Manufacturing Employment Agencies Often Fall Prey

Did you ever wonder how manufacturing employment agencies got their less than stellar reputation? The industry’s biggest offenders did not wake up and decide, “Starting today, […]
June 26, 2018

6 Tips for Finding A Job That You Love

We’ve all worked jobs that we weren’t exactly in love with. Whether it was the environment, the industry, our coworkers, or simply personal preference, finding a […]
June 26, 2018
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Position Profile: Why Become A Machinist?

Ever Wonder How Things Get Made? It seems like a strange question, but are you aware of what goes into the manufacturing process to make all […]
June 26, 2018

Who Wins? Low Skill vs. High Skill Workers

Here’s A Simple Truth In the United States, at this moment, there are two very separate groups of industrial workers: low skill workers and high skill workers. Which […]
June 26, 2018

How Much Are Bad Hires Costing You?

A few bad hires can be a big blow to the company budget.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “it’s estimated that the average cost […]