In a number of articles in Gear Talk we have highlighted the problems faced by the gear industry and the manufacturing sector as whole in recruiting suitable people.
The problem isn’t confined to any one country, the US faces the same problems as Australia, Europe and the rest of the developed world. Caused by a demographic double-whammy of the numbers of experienced senior people leaving the industry and a lack of younger candidates wishing to join.
So as reported in these pages, AGMA has set about creating an Employee Recruitment Tool Kit to help members sell themselves and our industry and now it’s here for you to download…
You have to see this amazing kit for yourself. Please visit the AGMA Foundation website to get a look at the kit materials, and download it today!
Nearly 500 participants in a 2017 AGMA Foundation industry-wide survey identified, “Finding Qualified Hourly Plant Staff,” as their number one business concern. According to Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, in the next ten years 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be open, and two million of those jobs will go unfilled. In response, the AGMA Foundation has created the tools you need to fill your open positions!
Get Into Gears is a campaign created by the AGMA Foundation to address the growing concerns over the lack of skilled employees in the gear industry. The campaign includes the free Employee Recruitment Toolkit with printed, electronic and web materials for companies to use to recruit new employees. The best part? Companies can customize most materials with their logo and contact information. Get Into Gears has the necessary tools to recruit new operator level employees at job fairs, school visits, plant tours, etc. Download the Toolkit here.