Posts from June 2012

Greek Industrial Struggles Could Help Vamp Up Domestic Training

June 19, 2012

It seems like it was not too long ago that the Komotini, Greece industrial zone was buzzing with factories that employed almost 20,000 people. But today, nearly a decade later, many of the factories that once produced an array of goods from ceramics to textiles all sit in desolation, rusting, looted and overgrown with weeds. Perhaps a harsh model of the impact Greece’s economic downturn has had on the manufacturing industry. Today,...

How Others Have Tackled the Need for Industrial Training

June 14, 2012

Over and over again we stress the importance of manufacturing training, as it is critical to the development of industrial skill sets within any workforce. Some manufacturers choose to search for skilled laborers while others opt to implement industrial training programs to further the skills of their current employees.

Surveys Point to Industrial Training as a Solution

June 12, 2012

The recent 2012 Executive Employer Survey was released by Littler Mendelson, P.C. and interviewed an array of corporate executives who are generally in charge of hiring and management of human capital. The survey found that most respondents, approximately 71 percent, plan to continue hiring in the coming year, while only 8 percent plan to lay off full time employees. Respondents to the survey also noted that some leading challenges they face include...

Beige Book Results Should Encourage Online Industrial Training

June 8, 2012

The Beige Book is a regional review released eight times per year by the Federal Reserve which surveys each of the Fed’s regional banking districts. The most recent report was released on Wednesday of this week and found that conditions in the U.S. economy grew moderately in most regions throughout the April-May period. Growth ranged from moderate to modest in 10 of the 12 banking districts, while the Boston district remained steady...