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Focusing to 2014 – A look at the Future

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As we set into the last week of 2013, it’s time to take one last look at your annual goals.  Did you achieve all you set out to?  Is your organization where it should be? What do you need to focus more on for next year?  Take a step back, evaluate your organization, and develop… Read more »

OSHA Update—Whistleblowers Can Now File Complaints Online

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Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an online form to provide workers a new way to file complaints online.   Under the OSHA, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees.  This new form will help hold employers accountable by giving workers an additional way to speak out… Read more »

MAC Incorporated Excited to Announce East Coast Regional Headquarters

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Because of growing demand by their existing customer base, MAC Incorporated is proud to announce the opening of their new East Coast Regional Headquarters in the greater Philadelphia area on December 1st, 2013. The Philadelphia office, along with the New York recruiting center, will serve as the primary MAC hub for the Eastern U.S. MAC… Read more »

Identifying Top Candidates for Available Positions

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Recruiting the perfect employee can be a hard and drawn out process.  Put simply, not all skilled candidates are created equally. Yes, knowledge and skills are important when ultimately choosing a new employee, but when interviewing and screening candidates it is essential to make sure they will mesh well with your current workplace culture. This… Read more »

OSHA Update—Personal Protective Equipment

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As we’ve discussed before when talking about Lockout/Tagout procedures and Machine Safeguarding, hazards exist in the workplace in every shape and form.  From sharp edges to falling objects to hazardous chemicals, there are many potentially dangerous situations. Another way the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to alleviate these situations is by requiring that… Read more »

The State of the Manufacturing Industry in America

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With the first month of Q4 and the federal government shutdown behind us, the manufacturing industry has exceeded expectations once again.  According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Purchasing Manager’s Index the manufacturing industry continues to report a pickup in activity with the PMI at 56.4 for… Read more »

OSHA Update: Safeguarding

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Every industry has safety and occupation standards set by local, state, and federal entities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is in place to set a uniform code for safety in work environments. Part of this code includes protecting workers from horrifying machinery related injuries—crushed hands, severed fingers, blindness, etc.—by implementing regulations for safeguarding… Read more »

Choosing Appropriate References for a Job Search

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A bad review from a reference can be the deciding factor in a firm’s decision not to hire you. Therefore,  it is essential to make sure you not only pick references that are knowledgeable on who you are and what you have accomplished, but also references that can speak volumes for the hard work you… Read more »

Cover Letter Tips for Manufacturing Professionals

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When applying for manufacturing jobs, many applicants spend hours upon hours writing, editing, and perfecting their resume, and spend much less time worrying about their cover letter. However, the cover letter is your first opportunity to engage with a potential employer. Without a strong cover letter, your resume likely won’t even be looked at.  Make… Read more »

Increasing STEM Education throughout the US

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In recent years the United States has fallen behind globally in technology and science.  It’s the scientists, engineers, and innovators that have built our nation to become a global leader.  However, as fewer and fewer American students pursue expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields (otherwise known as STEM), many fear these positions as… Read more »

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