Recruiting Blog

Hottest jobs in 2018

The job titles tell the story. During 2018, “maintenance” job titles surprised us by representing 16% of our clients’ job requirements! Here is the frequency of the following keywords in the titles of our clients’ jobs during 2018: 27%, Sales or business Development 27% Manager 18% Technician 16% Maintenance 12% Mold or Tool 10%  Engineer 6% Quality 2% Project ZERO: Design!! Doesn’t anybody want any new ideas this year?

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The Results Are In…

The results of our recent poll are in and you may be surprised at what we found. We asked, What kind of impact will the Trump Tariffs have on your business? And this is what you told us. Answers Responses Significantly negative 35.44% Somewhat negative 32.91% No impact 13.92% Somewhat positive 7.59% Significantly positive 10.13%

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The Impact of Tax Tariffs

Poll Extended What kind of impact will the Trump Tariffs have on your business? Participate in our one-question poll. After answering, you can see the results to-date. We will publish our findings in two weeks. Take the Poll or copy this URL into your browser window: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TrumpTariff    

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It’s Math…and Demographics

There are more jobs than qualified, interested job seekers. We have the statistics, and we’re not surprised. In very practical terms, here’s how the ratios play out for employers and job seekers in plastics and packaging: Employers are energetically attempting to hire for expansion. The job titles in highest demand today are sales, production management, and maintenance. Simultaneously, employers are coddling their most valuable employees. Not as many people are responding to ads, compared to one year ago. Salaries have... more

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You’re in demand

If it feels like job activity is hot, you’re right. At 3.8% unemployment, the job market hasn’t seen this level of buzz since the year 2000. https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate

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Visit Us at NPE2018

Will you be at the biggest Plastics show of the year, NPE2018, in Orlando, Florida? We will! Visit us in person at the Orange County Convention Center in the West building at booth W4237. Come check out our new look and our new name! Meet our dedicated team of recruiters and see for yourself why working with our team can benefit your company. We can’t wait to meet you and find out how we can help you fill open positions... more

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70% NEGATIVE

Do what we did this morning. Open a Google search window. Type “Plastics”, then choose news. The first seven articles infer a negative slant of our industry, but it’s not all bad…

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