Workforce en How a Small Company, in the Middle of Nowhere, Struck Workforce Gold <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In-house training, tuition reimbursement and local university partnerships have helped Bullen, a 45-year-old ultrasonic machining company, make a smooth transition to advanced manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compensation Strategies Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce The Latest Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:59:00 +0000 472481 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>The type of people we hire hasn&rsquo;t changed, but the skill sets we develop are significantly different now. Parts are getting more complex, and what our customers require of us has gotten more complex.</p> <p><em>Tim Beatty</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong>&nbsp;President<br /> <strong>Organization:&nbsp;</strong>Bullen&nbsp;Ultrasonics</p> <p><strong>Previous Title:</strong>&nbsp;Business Development Manager, Silfex&nbsp;Inc.</p> <p><strong>Education:</strong>&nbsp;MBA, international business, University of Dayton</p> <hr /> <p><em>The&nbsp;<strong>IndustryWeek&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong>&nbsp;highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Getty Images America’s Job Market Gets Tighter, as Wage Drop Seen as Blip <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“We’re at full employment,” said Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays. “The slack is gone and we’re now creating scarcity.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:27:00 +0000 470051 at <p>Employees of Globe Manufacturing in New Hampshire assemble firefighting clothing and gear.</p> Getty Images Are You Ready for Recordkeeping? Last Hurdle To Implementation Removed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. District Court Judge Sam Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division has ruled against plaintiffs TEXO ABC/AGC Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers, American Fuel &amp; Petrochemical Manufacturers, Great American Insurance Co., Atlantic Precast Concrete Inc., Owen Steel Co.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:00 +0000 463511 at 6 Ways to Gift Your Employees that Increase Fulfillment <div class="field-byline"> Dr. William Schiemann </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Take time at the holidays to provide your employees with the gift of recognition and other meaningful ways to increase their sense of fulfillment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engagement Leadership Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:45:00 +0000 469761 at Jobless Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low, but Factory Payrolls Fall <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Payrolls at factories fell by 4,000, after a 5,000 decline in the previous month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:43:00 +0000 464551 at Copyright Spencer Platt, Getty Images Carrier-Trump Deal Gives Company $7 Million in State Incentives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The deal is “contingent upon factors including employment, job retention and capital investment,” according to an e-mailed statement from Carrier. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:07:00 +0000 463481 at Getty Images Smart Manufacturing Starts with Your People <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In American Manufacturing 2.0, CEO Steve Blue says the key to a manufacturing resurgence is creating company cultures where employees are valued and engaged.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Engagement Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:40:00 +0000 461161 at Manufacturing in US Expands at Best Pace in Five Months <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing production is at a two-year high, while data coming from the Department of Labor on Friday is expected to show that factory employment is down by 3,000.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 462951 at <p>An employee welds pipe at Pioneer Pipe in Marietta, Ohio. The construction, maintenance and fabrication company employs around 800 people, supplying products to the oil and gas industry</p> Getty Images Rolls-Royce to Cut Another 800 Jobs at Ailing Marine Business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The marine arm has already shut or sold 12 of its 27 sites, and is looking at cutting more locations and shifting some production to emerging economies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Workforce The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:59:00 +0000 462711 at Repair Cafes Inspire Hand-On Learning, Reduce Waste, and Strengthen Community Bonds <div class="field-byline"> Leah Scully </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In more than 29 countries, over 1,150 cafes offer free services to residents that want to fix their broken belongings, including electronics, bicycles, clothing, and housekeeping devices. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Design IndustryWeek Wire Technology Workforce The Latest Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:13:00 +0000 461581 at <p>Repair Cafes are sprouting up in local communities across the world to reduce waste by encouraging people to fix things, rather than throw them away. Repair Cafe Toronto reports an increase in young people at its latest repair event.</p> Repair Cafe Toronto