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It’s no secret that for many manufacturing companies, finding a fresh infusion of young, promising talent to lead the organization into the future is a top priority. We’ve talked before about what attracts millennials to an organization. However, hurdles like a low unemployment rate mean younger workers have more room to be choosey because there’s more competition for their skills.

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Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Industry 4.0. What exactly is it – and how can companies prepare their workforces for it?

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While the word “manufacturing” may bring sprawling complexes and production facilities to mind, the truth of the matter is much of the power of today’s innovation, revenue and employment lies with small manufacturing organizations.

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ENERGY STAR® will be hosting a commercial food service (CFS) stakeholder workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm CT during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show; EPA is working on the development of the ENERGY STAR Final Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification; and EPA is moving forward with development of the Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification.

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We know it’s a challenge to attract millennials to the E&S workforce. Here are a few stats about what they’re looking for ‒ and how you can improve.

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NAFEM’s Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) credential is one of the most recognizable symbols of excellence and achievement in the industry. And like highly-recognized certifications in any industry, recipients can keep their CFSP qualifications current by participating in point-earning activities.

 

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In the United States, wages are climbing  and unemployment is at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years. However, a healthy economy also means a tight labor market – especially for manufacturers. This intensified competition for top talent is complicated further by another factor: changing demographics. Baby boomers are retiring, and millennials now account for […]

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Since 2012, Manufacturing Day has been a celebration of the massive and positive impacts this sector has had on the U.S. NAFEM celebrates Manufacturing Day – to not only raise awareness of the industry, but to inspire future generations of workers from all skill levels and backgrounds.

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You know manufacturing matters in the U.S. economy. After all, that’s why there’s a nationally-recognized day to celebrate it! Here are a few numbers to help put it in perspective.

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