Workforce en VW Labor Boss to Block Investment without Production Accord <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Without the Future Pact and the decision on concrete products and factories, we as worker representatives can’t approve the investment planning in the supervisory board,” top labor leader Bernd Osterloh said. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce The Latest Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:34:00 +0000 431621 at Getty Images Altria, Maker of Marlboro Cigarettes, to Close Plants in Pennsylvania, Illinois <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The closures will affect about 580 jobs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:15:00 +0000 430231 at Getty Images Putting the People Skills in IT at Sherwin-Williams <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A look at the Cleveland-based paint company's Professional Apprenticeship program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Day Education / Training Engagement Recruiting / Retention Teamwork Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:24:00 +0000 430211 at <p>Sherwin-Williams CIO Tom Lucas, second from left, talks with IT apprentices, from left, David Diemert, Tyler Cronie&nbsp;and Daniella Pomales.</p> 5 Keys Driving the Future of Manufacturing—and Why They’re So Important <div class="field-byline"> Plex </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The use of technology to automate and streamline systems, communications, and processes is taking hold in manufacturing. Many companies, by evaluating and/or modernizing their systems and infrastructure, have already begun building the foundation for things to come and are well positioned to embrace innovation and move their business forward. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Sponsored Workforce Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000 429651 at Remedy the Skills Gap with Apprenticeship Programs <div class="field-byline"> Jeremy Diebel, MTU America </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Colleges may be churning out students who know things, but today’s job market requires candidates who can do things. Apprenticeships are needed to train them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Day Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:30:00 +0000 428861 at It’s Time to Put More Women at the Top of the Supply Chain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A look at what companies can and should do to fill the current talent gap.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Leadership Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:23:00 +0000 428571 at Changing Lives, One Robot at a Time <div class="field-byline"> Joe Boggs, Design Engineer, Metglas Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The high-school robotics team had been working long nights to perfect a mechanism to launch a Frisbee through a target with frustrating results.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Design IndustryWeek Wire Education / Training The Latest Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:25:00 +0000 426911 at The 2015 FIRST Stronghold field was designed around elements of medieval battles. Manufacturing Day and Month Activities Continue to Engage New Audiences <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The manufacturing community across America continues its efforts to inspire the next generations of manufacturers. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Day Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:08:00 +0000 422191 at Thinkstock Female CEOs -- Is There Equality at the Top? [INFOGRAPHIC] <div class="field-byline"> Tower Gate Insurance </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Is there equality at the top? What's your estimate of how many of the 600 companies in the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 are led by women?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Companies & Executives Leadership Workforce The Latest Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:31:00 +0000 423541 at Bombardier to Scrap 7,500 More Jobs as CEO Deepens Cost Cuts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The plan marks the second major employment cut in eight months by Chief Executive Alain Bellemare, who was hired in February 2015 with a mandate to restore profitability. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Strategic Planning & Execution Workforce The Latest Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:00 +0000 423071 at Bombardier