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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sandvik Coromant Donates Tools, Assistance to Veterans Organization

Workshops for Warriors will use Sandvik's $40,000 grant to help train veterans for civilian employment.

Cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has made a grant of cutting tools to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization providing job training and certification to veterans. The grant, worth $40,000, includes cutting tools manufactured in … [Read more...]

Riding the Reshoring Wave

American companies are beginning to return jobs from abroad to American facilities. Above, Chinese factory workers. Credit: Steve Jurvetson

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announced that the company will move some of its computer production back to the United States. This week, we have a broader analysis of the reshoring trend by The Atlantic. The Atlantic profiles General Electric … [Read more...]

Job Market Shows Gains Despite Sandy Interruption

BLS

Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 jobs in November, a 0.2 percent drop from October figures. Although a small change, economists and industry experts were expecting a greater impact from Hurricane Sandy and the supply chain and business … [Read more...]

Educators Offering More Machining Courses to Battle Skills Gap

Students learn to operate a milling machine. Credit: TechShop

As more industry groups weigh in on the growing skills gap issue, in which there are fewer and fewer skilled workers with the necessary STEM knowledge and hands-on training to replace retiring workers, an increasing number of vocational schools and … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Toyota Supports Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes

As we’ve noted in the past, veterans transitioning to civilian life face many difficulties, chief of which is finding employment. Although many of our soldiers are trained, and trained well, at manufacturing and machining processes in the military, … [Read more...]

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