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It’s no secret that we’re in a candidate driven market! As a result of extremely low unemployment, finding and hiring ideal candidates has become an extremely hard, expensive and time-consuming. There has been a major shift going on in recruiting paradigm, and the focus is now on candidates and the candidate experience.   In the big picture of… Read more »

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Here is just a small sample of the most common specialized skilled trades and professional positions in the Aviation, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing industries and their corresponding national salary averages based on current Glassdoor reports.       Aviation Avionics Technicians install and troubleshoot avionics equipment on fixed wing aircraft or helicopters. They’re responsible… Read more »

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  I know this is not news to anyone, but it is a job seekers market. As of the writing of this article, the current unemployment rate is 3.7%, the lowest that it has been in nearly 50 years! With a low unemployment rate comes opportunities to take advantage of the market and increase salary…. Read more »

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  The need for skilled trades workers is rising faster than ever! Even with automation taking over in manufacturing and similar industries, the need for high-skill, hands-on expertise isn’t going anywhere. See the most in-demand skilled trades in 2018 below, then take a peak at the chart to see projected job base in 2024!  … Read more »

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Today’s low unemployment rate has made the talent pool smaller and smaller, making it very difficult for employers to hire candidates that have the experience and skill sets they are seeking. This has been a common theme in our previous blog posts. We are becoming increasingly aware that to find these sought-after candidates, we must… Read more »

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Baby Boomers are retiring from their skilled trades jobs, causing the knowledge and skill sets they possess to leave the labor force.   In turn, 62% of employers are struggling to fill skilled trades positions, and an estimated 31 million positions will need to be filled around the U.S. by 2020! This is concerning for… Read more »

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With the national unemployment rate at a low 4%, it has become a candidate’s market. Keeping this in mind, when searching for talent in the manufacturing industry, companies must prepare to meet candidate pay expectations to recruit and retain their workforce. Here are a few common manufacturing positions and their corresponding national salary averages based… Read more »

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  The US manufacturing industry has many windows of opportunity for vast growth and improvement in 2018 and years to come.   In the hype of automation and the Internet of Thing (IoT), approximately 72% of manufacturers have changed or plan to change their business model due to IT innovations, according to Macola’s 2017 Business… Read more »

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  It’s time to make room for Generation Z in the workforce! By 2020, Generation Z will account for approximately 20% of our workforce. Born from 1995-2010, this generation brings high expectations with the diligence to match.   As Gen Z-ers grew up during the Great Recession, they possess the awareness of economic unsteadiness. They recognize… Read more »