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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.

The New Trend: College Graduates are Using Staffing Companies for Great Employment Opportunities

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While you may still hear lots of news about the challenges recent college graduates face in finding employment, more and more have discovered a great opportunity to begin their professional lives by joining a staffing company. For new graduates, in particular, there are numerous advantages to make use of employment agencies.

The opportunity to experience a variety of options before committing.

You’re going to have plenty of time to hone your skills to one specific profession. But as you’re just beginning your journey into the professional world, there is no better time to gain firsthand experience in numerous industries and roles. While you may have tried out numerous courses in college, the best way to get an accurate reading of what you most enjoy doing and what you are best at, is by actually doing it.

It will give you an edge

Oh those dreaded words: entry-level. You probably know that means you’ll be competing against thousands of other applicants for each and every job. Why not skip the line, and gain valuable experience that will look great on your resume? By making use of a staffing agency you’ll be able to be simply placed into positions, skipping the application process. Then, if you do decide to apply to a specific position later you’ll be head and shoulders above the rest of the pack, because you’ll have hands-on experience in the profession.

It leads to career opportunities

You’ve got your degree, and you know that you have so much to offer the right company. But so often, it’s just about getting in the door. Even the best cover letter in the world can’t express how great an asset you in the same way that a company being able to get to know you in person, and seeing you do your job. Starting out in a temporary position just might be the perfect way to land the job of your dreams.

This spring an entirely new class of college graduates is entering the job market. Watching the news can make you feel like predictions for professional success are dire. And while it is true that as a new graduate you’ll be competing not just against this year’s graduates, but those from the previous years who are still struggling to find the right job. It can seem overwhelming, but right now more and more graduates are realizing there’s an alternative to sending out hundreds of job applications and hoping to win the lottery. By making use of a staffing agency like Just in Time Staffing, graduates are skipping the unemployment and heading straight into professional experience, where an entire universe of exciting opportunities awaits them.

Construction Workers Are All In for Seasonal Hire

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The construction industry is quickly rebounding with a need for many new, skilled workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction as an industry had a gain of 41,000 between the months of March and April in 2016, and that was comparable to the average change over a two month period for the previous year. Of course, what this means is that there’s a rapid need for skilled employees. As the industry booms, many construction workers are finding that enrolling with staffing agencies allows them to find great projects through reputable contractors with guaranteed payment.

Benefits for Contractors

General contractors still very keenly feel the quick decline the industry had a number of years ago and many are wary to put too many employees directly on their payroll. For contractors, the balance is in finding reputable construction workers who provide top level quality, are dependable, and complete projects within the scheduled time frame. Working through staffing agencies allows the company access to workers who are already vetted. The workers are hired on a temporary basis, so general contractors don’t need to worry about sick days or other benefits that a full-time employee would require. Another great benefit to using agency staffing is the lack of commitment to the employee. This gives the contractor the opportunity to work with an employee first. When a construction worker is stellar at what they do and fits in well with the company, a contractor can request that employee all the time and can even opt to hire them directly onto their payroll. It becomes a great way to vet potential new hires.

Because there is such an increase in demand for workers, agency hiring becomes an excellent resource to make sure that the jobs are filled with qualified construction workers in a short amount of time.

Benefits for Construction Workers

For construction workers, contracting through a temp agency gives them the opportunity to find seasonal work without sending out massive resumes or going through the traditional job search methods. The agency generally calls them to see if they’re available for work and the construction worker can decline if it interferes with previous commitments. This allows a skilled worker access to a regular stream of projects and often keeps them busier than if they were a permanent hire in a contracting firm.

Many construction workers find this arrangement beneficial because it gives them access to an immediate income. For those who also freelance skills, such as side projects, this type of scheduling works well because they can determine whether or not to take a temporary assignment based on their own freelance assignment schedule.

The temporary agency arrangement becomes a winning option for both construction workers and the contractors needing skilled labor in a short period of time.

FAMOUS CLEVELANDERS

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Alan Freed – D.J. who coined the phrase “Rock n’ Roll”

Anne Heche – Actress

Archibald Willard – Artist, painted “Spirit of ’76”

Arsenio Hall – Comedian/Actor – The first African American host of a nationally televised late night talk show

Ben Curtis – Graduate of Kent State University and the 2003 PGA British Open Champion

Bob Hope – Actor/Comedian – Winner of 5 Special and Honorary Oscars

Cy Young – Baseball player

Dan O’Shannon – Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Modern Family

Debra Winger – Actress

Don King – Boxing promoter

Don Shula – Football coach

Dorothy Dandridge – Actress – First African American woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress

Drew Carey – Creator/producer and star of ABC-TV’s “The Drew Carey Show” and host of “The Price is Right”

George Steinbrenner III – Former owner, NY Yankees

Halle Berry – Actress/producer – the first African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress

Henry Mancini – Composer of “Moon River,” “The Pink Panther” and many more memorable melodies. Winner of 20 Grammys and four Oscars

Henry Sherwin – Founder, Sherwin Williams

James A Garfield – 20th US President

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – Creators of Superman

Jesse Owens – Olympic track star

Joe Walsh – Singer, songwriter, guitarist and member of the “James Gang” and the “Eagles”

John D. Rockefeller – Standard Oil founder

Kid Cudi – Hip-hop recording artist

Langston Hughes – Poet

Michael Symon – Famed restaurateur, Iron Chef on Food Network, and host of ABC’s “The Chew”

Molly Shannon – Actress and cast alumni of Saturday Night Live

Nine Inch Nails – Rock band

Patricia Heaton – Actress

Paul Newman – Actor, director, race car driver and Oscar Winner for Best Actor

Phil Donahue – Talk show host and winner of 19 Daytime Emmys

Sammy Kaye – Band leader – Kaye had more than 100 hit records from 1937-1953

The O’Jays (Eddie Levert & Walter Williams) – Popular R&B group

Tim Conway – Comedian/actor

Tom Wilson – Cartoonist, Ziggy

Toni Morrison – Winner of 1993 Nobel Prize for literature

Traci Chapman – Singer/songwriter

Tris Speaker – Baseball player

Vernon Stouffer – Founder, Stouffer Foods

CLEVELAND MOVIES

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CLEVELAND MOVIES:

Did you know that Cleveland is a prime location for major motion pictures? Numerous movies have been filmed in Cleveland, including: The Deer Hunter, The Fortune Cookie, A Christmas Story, Light of Day, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Antwone Fisher, Major League, The Shawshank Redemption, Men In Black, Double Dragon, Air Force One, Proximity, The OH in Ohio, American Splendor, Welcome to Collinwood, Spiderman 3, The Avengers, I, Alex Cross, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Draft Day.

CLEVELAND FIRSTS

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From the extraordinary to the commonplace, many innovations recognized around the world had their genesis in Cleveland. Here are just a few of the inventions created by Clevelanders:

U.S. college to admit students regardless of race, sex, creed or color (Oberlin College) – 1834

U.S. newspaper for African Americans (The Aliened American) – William Howard Day – 1853

Free home delivery of mail and first mailman’s uniform – Joseph Briggs – 1862

Electric streetlight and electric streetcar – Charles F. Brush – 1879

Indoor shopping center (The Arcade) – 1890

LifeSavers candy – Clarence Crane – 1891

Padded bicycle seat – Arthur Lovett Garford – 1892

Whole-body scanner and x-ray machine – Dayton C. Miller (Case School of Applied Science) – 1896

Modern golfball – Cobuern Haskell, Joseph Mitchell, Bertram Work – 1899

American League – charter member baseball team (Cleveland Indians) – 1901

Ongoing forum for free speech (The City Club of Cleveland) – 1912

American-made standard gasoline automobile – 1898 and American Diesel engine – 1913 – Alexander Winton

African American Cultural Center (Karamu House) – 1915

Gas mask – Garret A. Morgan – 1916

Automatic windshield wiper – Fred & William H. Folberth – 1921

Air-traffic control tower – 1927

Superman comic – Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – 1933

The phrase “Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Alan Freed – 1952

Rock and Roll concert (Moondog Coronation Ball) – 1952

African-American mayor of a major city (Carl Stokes) – 1967

Rapid transit rail service from airport to downtown – Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority – 1968

NFL “Monday Night Football” game (Cleveland Municipal Stadium with the Cleveland Browns defeating the New York Jets, 31-20) – 1970

The first city to be awarded five All-American City Awards (1949, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1994)

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