Future Manufacturers in the Making

It seems our efforts to share manufacturing career opportunities are beginning to bear fruit. From articles in HV Mfg magazine to the GoMakeIt.org website and its videos highlighting people working in manufacturing to our support of the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy, and more educators from across the region are increasingly turning to us to help them connect with the manufacturing sector and the great careers we have.

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Workforce Diversity: New Ideas Within the Manufacturing Industry

When we think of diversity, many of us tend to think about physical characteristics. However, workplace diversity entails much more than that and for good reason. Click to read more about the importance of workforce diversity! 

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Find Out About IMAGE – ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers

IMAGE is a voluntary program in which ICE partners with businesses to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. By volunteering to participate in the program, companies can reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. As part of IMAGE, ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provide education and training on proper hiring procedures, fraudulent document detection and use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.

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New York State Apprentice Program Information Session

Most of our members indicate that workforce is their number one concern. Many of them also indicate they are hiring and training on the job. The apprentice program allows companies to enhance their current training program while creating a clear pathway that makes sense to job seekers and employees alike.

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2018 Manufacturing Employment Trends

Several employment trends in 2018 made a significant impact on the manufacturing industry. Check out this post for a full list of trends and how they individually affected the workplace.

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Collaborate Recruitment Initiative Success Story

Fair-Rite Products new hires

The Council of Industry's Collaborative Recruitment Initiative has been instrumental in helping members fill open positions throughout their companies. Debra Sherman's story is a testament to just how valuable the initiative has been for members who fully utilize its capabilities. In just 5 short months Debra has posted 17 jobs and successfully filled 10 positions. View the full article to learn more about the Collaborative Recruitment Initiative and how it can benefit all members.

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