Jeffrey Mosher welcomed in Capital Area Michigan Works!. Jim Bunn, a business services liaison at CAMW! was joined by Heather Aguillon, human resources manager at Tecomet of Lansing.
Jim discusses how manufacturing is one of the key drivers for Michigan’s economy. According to the Michigan Regional Labor Market Report March 2017 by the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, the manufacturing industry has recorded a growth of 8,000 jobs statewide since March 2016. Manufacturing jobs are expected to grow more than 6,200 jobs every year through 2022.
• Despite manufacturing being an economic driver, manufacturers in Mid-Michigan and beyond are finding that hiring skilled, experienced talent is a struggle.
• Capital Area Michigan Works! works closely with the Capital Area Manufacturing Council. Michelle Cordano, the executive director of the Capital Area Manufacturing Council. Michelle said “Many are experiencing growth spurts, which is great news for our local economy. On the flip side, employers are struggling to find the workers they need to produce high quality products. This is not an entirely new problem. The “skillsgap” for trades or middle-skilled workers such as technicians, welders and machinists has been the impetus of many local and statewide initiatives.”
• To help connect employers with talent, the Business Services Team at Capital Area Michigan Works! customizes and implements recruiting strategies to ensure businesses are reaching qualified workers.
• Every year, the BST works with upwards of 500 employers. We help employers with everything from advertising job opportunities and performing candidate searches, to hosting hiring events. One of the companies we are currently working with is Tecomet.
Heather then reviews how Tecomet, a leading provider of manufacturing for the medical device, aerospace and defense market, is hosting a hiring event on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Capital Area Michigan Works! Lansing American Job Center to hire CNC machinists / operators to keep up with demand. The company is looking to hire 13 experienced machinists to fill job openings for the second and third shifts.
• To fulfill our talent needs, we’re looking to hire CNC machinists with three to five years of experience. Our business is continuing to grow and as we head into 2018, we’re looking to ensure we have the talent needed to keep up with demand. We take pride in knowing just how many machinists we need and haven’t experienced layoffs in many years.
• Interested applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared for an on-site interview with a HR representative. The Lansing American Job Center is located at 2110 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910. Edythe Hatter-Williams is the CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! Visit www.camw.org to connect with the Capital Area Michigan Works! team for assistance with career exploration or staffing needs. Capital Area Michigan Works!, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, offers services in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties at our Lansing, St. Johns and Charlotte American Job Centers.
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