Submitted by scechowski on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 09:37
Though not many in our machine builder audience are making big changes to their approaches in researching automation products and making purchases, one slowly accelerating change we see is how industry professionals are using the web.
As I sit here on my couch on a Friday afternoon, feet up on an ottoman, still lounging in my One Fish, Two Fish pajama pants, the smell of oatmeal cookies baking in the oven...all I can think to myself is that I'm glad I'm not a Yahoo.
Submitted by scechowski on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 10:56
If you’re unsatisfied with the paycheck you take home and love warm weather, then you should read into how the demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs has continued to rise in Florida over the past few years.
Submitted by scechowski on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:02
Acting Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin is visiting Chicago today (2/25) to discuss President Barak Obama's proposals to strengthen the middle class. How does he plan on doing this? By making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing.
Outsourcing has ended many Americans' jobs. Day after day, news reports inform us of American corporations that have moved their factories abroad. Why? Well, manufacturing costs in China are a lot cheaper. We also know that in today's process automation industry, efficiency is an important factor and machine builders have...
Representatives of the robotics industry are up in arms about a segment that aired on 60 Minutes earlier this month. A segment called "March of the Machines" details the technological advances in automation and robotics, and also explores how that impacts jobs in the U.S.
Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 15:36
Earlier this year, Theresa Houck, executive editor for our sister publication The Journal, started a group discussion on our LinkedIn page that continues to generate ongoing responses from group members. The discussion titled "Where Will Manufacturers Find Tomorrow's Workers?" references the U.S.'s inability to find the skilled labor needed to...
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 16:30
The murmur about whether a manufacturing job skills gaps exists because salaries and wages in those skills areas actually are too low to attract interest, continues to show up. It seems to have moved from a low grumble to an audible growl.
"People worry about finding engineering talent, but we've got a bunch of them." That's not something I hear very often. These days, it seems I can't visit an industrial company without hearing how difficult it is for them to find the skilled workers they need to grow.
Submitted by scechowski on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:51
Your machine projects might not cost quite as much as the latest Mars exploration, but technological achievement seems to constantly reach new heights, nonetheless. And like the Curiosity project, industrial machines are growing more complex in their own rights.