The Highway 2West Manufacturers’ Association is proud to support the Cass Lake-Bena High School in securing Bemidji as a regional robotics competition event host site.
Most businesses spend a lot of their resources on outbound communication like email blasts, magazine ads, postcards, websites and even social media. They use these platforms to tell their story, which is an important part of building a brand. But it can be tempting to focus entirely on looking out – after all, that’s where new customers are, right? Yes and no. While your outbound messages reach many possible leads, some of the best new business prospects are searching out your website and social media platforms on their own.
To attract new workers, manufacturers are going to need to change their image. Few young people relish the idea of punching the clock at a factory and grinding out eight tedious, unchanging hours anymore. Here are some ideas that we can borrow from other industries in order to show potential employees how modern manufacturing has evolved.
The State of Manufacturing is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota’s manufacturers. It will reveal their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting business. Come and hear this year’s survey results and honor the contributions of our region’s manufacturers to our economy.
If you’re looking for a career in a growing industry that pays more and requires less time in school, then manufacturing might be a good fit. That’s the message of local leaders in the industry who are working to recruit young employees and students for careers in manufacturing, a field that provides employment to nearly half a million Minnesotans.
A 2015 report by the Manufacturing Institute states nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next decade and two million are expected to go unfilled due to a major lack of skilled candidates.