The Growing Manufacturing Skills Gap and the Myths Behind It!

As in the construction and transportation industries, the manufacturing sector is experiencing an ever increasing skills gap which is ultimately resulting in millions of jobs potentially going unfilled in the next 10+ years. What seems to be causing this growing issue and what can be done about it?

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College Degree or Nothing? Not anymore!

Many of us grew up during a time where the notion of going to college was not only expected but was halfway shoved down our throats. Teachers, parents and even our peers were constantly talking about having a college degree was the only way to secure a stable and lucrative career. Many of us fed into this ideal resulting in thousands of dollars of student loan debt and leaving us wondering what was it all for. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are certainly specialized professions and positions that do require college degrees but that doesn’t mean that the college route is for everyone. For those of you that may have a passion for the medical industry, or a variety of engineering disciplines, college may still be the route to take. However, times are, in fact, changing and prospective job seekers have a wide variety of options available!

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Important Skills to Include in Every Resume!

As the year winds down and comes to a close, many of you out there may be starting to consider a change in employment or are simply looking for something different. To get you headed down the right path, let’s go over some skill sets to include on your resume that may help differentiate you from the rest of the pack.

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Importance of Work-Life Harmony, Not Necessarily Balance

The phrase “work-life balance” tends to get thrown around a lot in today’s job market as a crucial and integral part of what job seekers are looking for in a career. However, according to Time.com and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos puts it, he isn’t a fan of the phrase at all. The word balance inherently gives the idea of there being a trade-off associated with your work life and your home life. According to Bezos, this should never be the case if you are to be successful and happy in all aspects of your life.

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Check Out This Year’s Top Cities for Young Professionals!

Looking for a change of pace and new city to continue down your career path? You’re in luck! Whether you seek life on the west coast, east coast or even somewhere a little more remote, there are cities across all regions that are perfect for young professionals to make their mark!

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Tis’ the Season for Seasonal Work!

As we have officially entered the Fall season that can only mean one thing, the holidays are just around the corner. With the holiday season comes a whole new opportunity for those of you looking to make a little extra cash! Retailers, wholesalers, distributors, etc. are all looking to increase their workforce during this time of year to help with the influx of demand. But, is a seasonal position right for you?

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Back To School = Safety Reminders for ALL Drivers!

The time has come for everyone who uses the roads to once again start thinking about the fact that kids are getting ready to go back to school. That means more cars on the roads, school buses in full operation and an army of young pedestrians crossing roads on the way to school. Nearly 22 million students will be getting onto buses this late summer and fall.

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The Available Driver Pool Continues to Shrink but Why?

If you work in the logistics and transportation industry you have probably noticed a decline in the available Driver pool over the past few years. Why is this happening and is there anything that you can do about it?

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First Summer Job? It’s More Beneficial Than You Think!

For many of us, having a job during the summer while in high school or college seemed like a necessary evil at the time, but in fact, these short-term positions helped to introduce many of us to our first taste of employment and independence. With that came unexpected benefits, not to mention the obvious monetary bonus!

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2018 Is Breaking Records With More Open Jobs Than Ever!

The idea of dealing with a depleted skilled workforce is nothing new. However, over the past year or so, the sting of struggling to find qualified workers is becoming more and more prevalent across all industries.This isn’t your imagination and frankly what is occurring with the United States’ job market this year is literally making history. For the first time ever (for multiple months in a row) the number of available positions in the US has exceeded the number of people currently available for work. What exactly are we talking about here? According to cnbc.com, as of April 2018, there were roughly 6.7 million job openings across the country and only 6.4 million available workers to fill them, with that gap only continuing to widen.

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