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June 26, 2018

Position Profile: Why Become A Machinist?

Ever Wonder How Things Get Made? It seems like a strange question, but are you aware of what goes into the manufacturing process to make all […]
June 26, 2018

Who Wins? Low Skill vs. High Skill Workers

Here’s A Simple Truth In the United States, at this moment, there are two very separate groups of industrial workers: low skill workers and high skill workers. Which […]
June 26, 2018

How Much Are Bad Hires Costing You?

A few bad hires can be a big blow to the company budget.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “it’s estimated that the average cost […]
June 26, 2018

The New Hire Formula: How Executives and HR Managers Determine The Potential Value of a New Hire

Okay, quick test: To grow your revenues $2 million, $20 million, or $200 million how many new employees would you need? How much incremental profit do […]
June 26, 2018

ROWE Your Business to Success! Meet the “Results-Oriented Work Environment”

I had a boss once who used to say, “I don’t care about output — only outcomes.” He managed a small team in a competitive organization, […]
June 25, 2018

Today’s “Fidget Spinners” Could be Tomorrow’s U.S. Skilled Workforce

Children are enthralled, teachers are aghast, and parents are searching high-and-low to find their children this new distraction device. The Fidget Spinner, a low-tech toy, has proven […]
May 30, 2018

Best And Worst Cities For CNC Machinists To Earn A Living

As a CNC Machinist, you want every dollar earned to go as far as possible. Industrial Trades Pros assembled a list of average national pay rates […]
May 22, 2018

Utah’s Davis Tech Offers Rocket Fuel For Your Trades Career

3-2-1 Career Blastoff! The sky isn’t even the limit these days for Davis Technical College (also known as “Davis Tech”), a model technical school located twenty-three […]
March 22, 2018

What People Who Work With Their Hands Have In Common

Chances are, if you work with your hands, you share a lot in common with other people who do too. New research has begun to unlock […]