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Mentor Companies Donate $15K To Coats For Kids

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(MENTOR) – A surprise donation of a combined $15,000 from Mentor-based Just In Time Staffing and Buyers Products Company will make this holiday season much warmer for the several hundred children who attend North Elementary School in Madison.

Employees of both companies, along with Coats for Kids representatives, will be at the school on Friday, December 22 at 8 am for a pre-holiday break coat distribution event that will result in every student at the school receiving a brand new, warm winter coat.

“Our companies and employees wanted to do something to give back during this season of giving,” said Lisa Donato, vice president of human resources, Just In Time Staffing. “We discussed different organizations we might like to work with, and decided on Coats for Kids because they are a small, local organization that is doing good right here in northeast Ohio, where we felt our donation could make a significant impact.”

Coats for Kids worked with the companies to identify a school where the majority of children enrolled participate in the federal free or reduced lunch program. With Just in Time Staffing and Buyers Products based in Mentor, the hope was to give back to a school in Lake County, and North Elementary School in Madison was deemed the perfect fit.

“Every year, Coats for Kids identifies K-8 schools in public school districts in our service area with the highest numbers of children participating in the federal lunch program, then works with directly with those schools to identify children in need of a winter coat. We distribute about 10,000 new coats each year through our school program, and already distributed hundreds of coats to children in other Lake County schools prior to Thanksgiving,” said Debbie Martinko, Coats for Kids executive director. “This completely unexpected and very generous donation from Just In Time Staffing and Buyers Products will allow us to help even more children this year by sending every child from North Elementary home for the holidays with a brand-new winter coat!”

Thanksgiving Holiday

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Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with your family and friends. All Just In Time offices will be closed Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. If you work for us paychecks will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 22nd. Thank you for all of your hard work and we hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!

Your Friends at JIT

Seasonal Work Throughout the Holidays 

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There are many ways to make extra money, get a second job, or get in on the ground floor of a company that can lead you to greater things. One of the ways to do all of that is to get seasonal work throughout the holidays. With the right staffing agency, getting that seasonal work can be easier than trying to find it on your own. They can put you in touch with companies that are hiring, and when you’re referred by a staffing agency you may have a higher chance of getting the job. Plenty of companies today hire through these agencies when they are looking for seasonal workers, because working with a staffing company can make things easier.

When companies work with staffing agencies, both the companies and the agencies benefit. Through the agreements these agencies and companies have with one another, people looking for work also benefit. They can get information on how to present themselves in a job interview and exactly what a particular company may be looking for. During the holiday season, getting work is easier but that work is generally temporary. However, good workers are often hired on for part-time or full-time work after the holiday season has ended.

Working with a staffing agency and getting into a company through seasonal work throughout the holidays gives people who want to work with that company or simply need a better job (or any job at all) a chance to get started. Not everyone who works in a seasonal capacity wants to keep working after the holidays, but many people do. They can use working through a staffing agency to give them a higher chance of a good job that they may be able to keep after the holidays are over. It’s a great way to get involved in the working world, change jobs, or have extra money during the holiday season.

Trends In Manufacturing

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Working in the manufacturing sector is an important part of life in the US for a lot of people. This is an important industry, as well, because it creates both jobs and goods. Those are significant for different reasons, but highly valuable as they work to provide people with what they need and move the country forward. Current trends in manufacturing are focusing on automation, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Plenty of people are still needed to operate machinery, work with robotics, and continue to manufacture goods in ways that are not easily automated or not yet ripe for automation for various reasons.

Many people who have worked in manufacturing in the past, do so now, or plan to in the future may be concerned about the trends that are moving away from people doing the work that machines are now completing. But realistically there is likely very little to fear. There are plenty of jobs available in the manufacturing sector for those who want to work. Many goods cannot easily be made by robots or machines, and they need people to create or assemble at least parts of them. In some other cases it is simply not cost effective for machines to do something that people can do for less money, overall.

With that in mind, staffing agencies still provide opportunities to place people needing work in jobs that are related to or based on manufacturing. The level of skill and the requirements for these jobs may start to change, though. More technical knowledge will be needed, and more training may also be necessary. That is something people needing work should consider and address, especially if they want to work within the changing manufacturing sector. Working with the right staffing agency can help with those changing needs and requirements.

What skills are employers looking for?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor in January 2016, the number of unemployed persons in the United States was approximately 7.8 million, with an unemployment rate of 4.9%.  Job seekers are facing a job market where competition for an open position is higher than ever. With such stiff competition, employees must present themselves well and be certain to highlight their talent in the skills that employers value most.

The Skills Employers Are Seeking in Prospective Employees

  • The ability to work well on a team with diverse members
  • The capacity to make firm decisions quickly
  • The skill of creative problem solving
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both inside the organization and with external stakeholders
  • The ability to plan and prioritize work without constant supervision

>Showing Employers You Have Those Skills

Interviews are usually fairly brief.  Chances are you will not have longer than an hour to explain or demonstrate these skills. That’s why you need to have communicated how strong you are in these areas before you even interview via your cover letter and resumé. Whenever possible, give specific written examples demonstrating these skills. Introducing these sought after skills in writing and then elaborating on them during your interview will show employers that you have what they want!

Manufacturing is the fourth largest employer in the United States

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Did you know that manufacturing is the fourth largest employer in the United States? With over 11 million workers, the manufacturing industry is booming, especially in Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania. With an average salary of $56,000 per year, manufacturing is set to continue its strong rebound as it seeks to employ more individuals across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other areas of the country.

The Strong History Of Manufacturing In Northeast Ohio And Eastern Pennsylvania
Ohio is known for having a strong manufacturing industry. While the number of jobs did decrease during the recent recession, current employment insights show that manufacturing is making a strong recovery. The industry generates a large portion of Ohio’s economy and employs approximately 12.4 percent of Ohio residents. In fact, over 690,000 people are employed in Ohio’s manufacturing sector, which is the leading producer of plastics, rubber, fabricated metals, appliances, and electrical equipment in the United States.

Current State Benefits Result In An Increased Number Of Manufacturing Jobs
Together, Ohio and Pennsylvania are proud to be advancing the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers via manufacturing jobs. There are numerous benefits that companies can enjoy when they leverage the benefits of doing business in Ohio. For example, companies can partner with four of the Manufacturing United States institutes. The latter organizations focus on fast track innovation, as well as the commercialization of new products. Another benefit is the close proximity to 60 percent of the North American population, which can save companies money and time transporting their manufactured goods.

The Bottom Line: Manufacturing Continues To Be A Strong Industry
All of the signs point to a continued increase in the manufacturing industry within Ohio and Pennsylvania. If you are looking to join the growing number of individuals employed within the manufacturing industry, then be sure to partner with Just In Time Staffing, a full service employment agency. Contact a team member today to discover your future in manufacturing.

Preparing for a job in Manufacturing

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Many people have the erroneous opinion that manufacturing jobs have recently gone the way of the dinosaurs either through outsourcing to foreign lands or automation. Contrary to popular belief, the high-tech manufacturing industry is alive and well, and qualified workers are in high demand. Getting a manufacturing job isn’t as simple as it has been in the past, however, when it was often possible to begin a manufacturing career straight from high school with no special training. Technology has become increasingly sophisticated to the extent that those desiring a career in manufacturing need to prepare themselves with education in order to realize their goals. Fortunately, educational options exist for those who desire a career in the manufacturing field.

Step One

The first step in preparing for a job in manufacturing is to identify which aspect of the industry holds the most appeal for the individual in question. High schools and colleges provide aptitude tests for those seeking career guidance, and those who aren’t affiliated with an educational institution may nonetheless be able to take an aptitude test at a local community college. After a specific aspect of manufacturing has been decided upon, the person then needs to begin to develop an educational plan designed to make that dream into reality. This process ideally begins in the career counseling office of an institution of higher education that offers programs for those wanting to make manufacturing into a lifelong career.

Step Two

The second step is making a personal and financial commitment to a specific educational plan and resolving to stick with the program even when times become challenging. Reading industry publications keeps students up-to-date on the latest industry trends. By the time students graduate, they should be ready for step three of the journey to success — finding and excelling in that first manufacturing job.

Why work for a staffing company?

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If you’re in the market for a new job, you may have heard that many U.S. businesses use staffing firms to fill vacancies. In fact, about 40 percent of workers seeking a first job or returning to the workforce — along with more than 90 percent of companies — make use of staffing agencies.

But you may not be aware of the many solid reasons to work for a staffing company. Whether you’re just kicking off your career or you’re ready for a change, you’ll benefit in a number of ways by working with an agency like JustInTime Staffing.

You Can Land a Great Job in Your Field

Seeking a temporary or permanent position? You can find it with a staffing company. Many top organizations contract with staffing companies and offer prime positions in a variety of diverse fields and for all levels of experience. While staffing companies years ago were known primarily for placing administrative staff, modern agencies fill positions that run the gamut from customer service representatives to marketing specialists to accountants and more.

You’ll Enjoy Flexibility in Your Career

If the prospect of being stuck at one place for your entire working life doesn’t appeal to you, working with a staffing agency may be perfect for you. While agencies work with clients who want permanent, full-time workers, they also have many temporary assignments available, along with those that last for a specific time period.

You’ll Earn a Competitive Salary

You can expect a competitive salary and benefits when you work for a staffing company. While pay will be matched to your experience level, you can feel confident that your agency representative will negotiate a favorable pay rate and benefits for you. When you demonstrate your skill level and commitment, you can also expect your compensation to increase.

You’ll Be Prepared for a Changing Job Market

Although unemployment is slowly declining, job opportunities are more abundant through staffing agencies, the American Staffing Association reports. Experts predict that the staffing industry will continue growing at a faster pace than the overall economy. When you work with a staffing company, you’ll have access to an abundant supply of contract, temporary and permanent positions.

Hot Careers

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Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania have experienced a rise in employment opportunities throughout the past few years. The region has long been known for its steady manufacturing and automotive sectors. However, the aerospace, technology, and healthcare markets have also experienced a surge in employment opportunities, leading to a new array of hot careers.

Hot Career Opportunities
Breaking into the right industry is the first step to take if you want to discover a hot career in a Northeast Ohio or Eastern Pennsylvania. To start you on the right track, you can explore job opportunities in the following booming industries:

  • Manufacturing — Industrial machinery mechanics is a popular job within the industry. In fact, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) recently reported that there will be a projected 16.9 percent increase in job opportunities for industrial machinery mechanics in the next few years. Becoming a cost estimator is another popular career choice within the manufacturing sector. It is predicted that there will be a 26.4 percent increase in the number of cost estimators within Ohio and Pennsylvania over the next 10 years.
  • Automotive — From truck owner and operators to salaried drivers, mechanics, and sales associates the automotive sector is booming within Ohio and Pennsylvania. Between Hogan Transportation, Gordon Trucking, Cross Country TravCorps, C.R. England, and McLeod Express, there are an estimated 26,000 jobs available throughout Ohio. There has also been an increase in jobs within the auto manufacturing sector, which has led to an elevated need for various managerial positions.
  • Aerospace — Ohio currently supports over 1,200 companies within the aerospace industry. This growing marketing place has been bolstered by the multi-billion dollar done industry, which is currently working with the Ohio Space Corridor to increase courses, certifications, and flight bolstered. This growth has resulted in a hot new career for drone pilots, aerospace engineers, and IT careers.
  • Healthcare And Medical Professions — Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania have a large need for medical professionals. The steady healthcare market has created a hot career opportunity for registered nurses with RN, NP, or BSN degrees. Medical assistants and office coordinators are also popular careers within the industry.

Discover A Hot Career Today
Whether you are looking to make a career change or interested in exploring a new work opportunity, Just In Time Staffing is here to help. As a full service employment agency, Just In Time Staffing has partnered with the best companies in Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania to help residents discover long-term, part-time, and amazing local career opportunities. Contact a team member today to discover the employment opportunity that is right for you.

Seasonal Work

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The beauty of living in Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania is that residents can enjoy four unique seasons throughout the year. From the transformation of summer sunny days to crisp fall afternoons, to the snow filled winter holidays and the brisk spring days, throughout the year the area offers a multitude of seasonal job opportunities. As seen in the below examples, seasonal work is a great way to make extra money throughout the year.

Enjoy Seasonal Work In Northeast Ohio And Eastern Pennsylvania
Whether you want to become a summer lifeguard or spend your winters selling ski tickets, the following seasonal jobs can all be found in or near your local Ohio or Pennsylvania area.

  • Summer Seasonal Jobs — The majority of summer seasonal employment opportunities can be found in industries that cater to the great outdoors or experience a surge in sales. The following types of jobs are often in high demand during the summer:
    • Lifeguard;
    • Dog walker;
    • Property manager;
    • Seasonal farm worker;
    • Camp instructor; and
    • Childcare provider.
  • Fall Seasonal Jobs — In Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania the fall season brings brightly colored foliage, cooler weather, and a new set of seasonal work opportunities, including:
    • Seasonal farm worker (typically at pumpkin patches and apple orchards);
    • After school tutor and coaching positions for elementary to high school students;
    • Lawn care and general home maintenance or repair work; and
    • Seasonal sales associate at retail shops.
  • Winter Seasonal Jobs — The winter season provides an amazing opportunity for residents interested in earning extra money through either a seasonal or holiday position, including:
    • Seasonal truck driver (this is especially sought after leading up to the holidays, when FedEx, UPS, and Amazon all seek extra delivery services);
    • Holiday retail worker;
    • Winter sports sales (such as selling ski lift tickets, working as a winter sports instructor, or retail jobs at ski resorts);
    • Rideshare driver; and
    • Snow removal services.
  • Spring Seasonal Jobs — When spring arrives in Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania there is yet another shift in the seasonal job market. New employment opportunities include:
    • Seasonal managerial positions for retail opportunities;
    • Construction work and lawn care opportunities; and
    • Assistant positions for seasonal-based industry growth (such as Real Estate, healthcare, and manufacturing).

Discover The Right Seasonal Work Opportunity
As a proud partner to the best companies in Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania, the Just In Time Staffing team has access to a multitude of employment opportunities to fit a wide range of skills and interests. No matter the season, Just In Time Staffing can help you to discover your ideal seasonal job. Contact a team member today.

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