Category: News

Annual Salary Survey coming soon!

We don’t like to talk about it. But it is important to each of us. How much money do you earn? How much does the other guy earn? How much do my employees earn, and how does my company’s compensation measure up? Stand by. The 2020 Plastics Industry Salary Survey, conducted jointly by SPE and MBS Advisors, will open January 14th. Click here to read the official announcement.

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One call – Worldwide Reach

Now MBS Advisors’ Recruiting Division reaches around the world, for you. Our new affiliation with NPA Worldwide means we can readily source candidates in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, in addition to North America. How can we help you? Just ask… http://npaworldwide.com/for-employers/  

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Can you pass this simple test?

Candidates need to know how the rules of interviewing might chill a conversation within an otherwise warm interview session and managers need to know these regulations, so they do not cross the line as to what is acceptable and what isn’t. Managing legality during the job interview process is a slippery, treacherous slope. Here’s an example: On the resume, the candidate indicates she speaks Japanese. In a casual comment over a cup of coffee, the manager comments, “I’m impressed! How... more

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I am Unwanted…

I’m a used plastic flake with nowhere to go! China won’t take me. India no longer wants me. The USA doesn’t know how to use me. It seems that everyone is talking about the need to recycle and reuse plastic today. How do we make the transition from words to action? That’s the subject of the attached article by Doug Woodring and Trish Hyde, “Prepare for Round 3 of the Plastic Trade War.” http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/spe/plasticsengineering.pdf  

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IoPP’s 2019 Salary Survey: Youth optimistic on salary

Earlier this year, MBS partnered with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) in a salary survey focused solely on individuals in the packaging industry. The results were strongly optimistic for young people in this sector. Though the demographics skew younger and less experienced than in previous years, optimism about the expectation to earn more than last year is stronger among those responding in 2019 than it was for those responding in 2018. Raises are correlated to age, with those at... more

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How did I miss it?

National Adirondack day! The first national celebration of the Adirondack chair was June 21st. The iconic chair dates to 1903, and its design is all American. The proclamation of National Adirondack day was declared this year by Adams Manufacturing, a producer of durable, useful outdoor furniture made of plastic. Let’s prevent such a mental lapse in the future. Mark your calendar now for other notable celebration days upcoming in the next few weeks. July 6: National Fried Chicken Day July... more

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Paycheck plus

How much do you earn at your current job? Okay, that’s the number. Now, add $8,850. (Do you feel better?) The value of an average employee benefits package in the plastics industry is $8,850 per employee, according to survey results from MAPP and ARPM. The components may include employer contributions toward health, vision, dental, and life insurance, 401(k) contributions…some offer childcare, legal assistance or fitness coaching! Read more about your $8,850 in this article from Plastics Business, written by Ashley... more

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2019 PLASTICS SALARY SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN

FLORENCE, MASSACHUSETTS, April 29, 2019 – Compensation of professionals in the plastics industry posted another healthy gain last year, according to the 2019 Plastics Salary Survey conducted jointly by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals and MBS Advisors. This year’s participants reported their base salaries at an average of $106,354 and their total compensation (including performance incentives) as $134,229. Those numbers are greater than 5% and 12% respectively from the previous year’s survey result. A total of 1,439 plastics industry participants contributed their... more

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