Helping manufacturing face the current shortage of skilled workers is critical to our industry and the future of our country. IMTS is doing its part by offering its first Job Center, both for job seekers in the industry and for IMTS exhibitors looking for skilled workers. The Job Center, located in the West Building, Booth W-200, is open the same hours as the show to provide a forum for the IMTS community to lean more about and make connections to careers in manufacturing.
Professionals looking for work can search available jobs in the industry, post resumes and be interviewed by companies exhibiting at the show as well as by recruiters. In turn, employers/exhibitors can post jobs available at their companies as well as speak with experts on the best ways to attract and screen the strongest candidates for technical manufacturing positions.
“With our country suffering an unprecedented shortage of skilled manufacturing workers—one that is expected to rise from 600,000 unfilled jobs to a predicted 3 million by the end of the decade—we are thrilled to offer both employers and job seekers an opportunity to find each other,” says Peter Eelman, IMTS VP of exhibitions and communications.
In addition to the jobs database, the Job Center also has professionals available to share resume writing tips, interviewing advice and career guidance, including advice and tools to help job seekers negotiate a wage and benefit package, and generally land a job. It is being staffed by Trillium CNC/CNC Jobs staffing company, which has more than 28 years of experience in technical recruitment and staffing.
“As the battle to staff skilled talent in manufacturing continues to grow, it is more important than ever to have access to the tools and expertise that can help companies attract and maintain a highly skilled workforce,” Trillium Director Bob Lawson says.