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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!

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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.

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.

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.

Employee turnover is an important statistic

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Employee turnover is an important statistic for staffing firms—it tells you how often you will need to hire new employees. A high turnover rate means that your employees average a shorter tenure with your firm; when the turnover rate decreases, average employee tenure goes up. What does this mean for your firm? The lower the turnover rate, the less money your firm spends on recruiting, new-hire administrative costs, training, and any other costs associated with replacing employees. Lower turnover could mean increased profit margins for your firm.

The turnover rate for your company tells you, on average, how many times a single position within your company was occupied by a different employee throughout the year. Suppose you had one position and one person filling that position throughout the entire year, your turnover rate would be zero—there was no change in the person employed in the position throughout the year.

Calculating Turnover

If you had one position and two people had filled that position throughout the year, your turnover rate would be 100%. This is calculated by taking the number of people employed (two in this example) and dividing it by the number of positions or jobs (one in this example), then multiplying the result by 100. Next you must subtract 100—this 100 accounts for the person who is initially employed in the job: 2/1=2*100=200-100=100

You can calculate the turnover rate for both your internal, permanent staff, and also for your temporary and contract employees. Be sure to calculate these two turnover rates separately, as they are typically very different. In order to calculate your company’s turnover rate you first need to determine your company’s average daily employment (for internal employees or for temporary and contract employees) and the number of W-2s your company issued throughout the year to employees for the employee type for which you are interested.

In most temporary or contract staffing firms, the number of temporary and contract positions available fluctuates each day. Calculating your company’s average daily employment will help you to determine how many positions your company filled on an average day over the course of the year. You can calculate your company’s average daily employment by determining how many employees your company had on the week that included the 12th of the month for each month in the year, summing these employment levels, and then dividing the sum by 12.

Once you have determined your average daily employment, you need to determine how many temporary and contract employees you had throughout the year. The quickest and best measure of this is the number of W-2 forms that your firm issued to temporary and contract employees for the year, since each employee will be connected to exactly one W-2 regardless of the number of positions they held.

Once you have these two numbers, you can calculate your company’s turnover rate for temporary and contract employees using the following formula: (total number of W-2s issued/average daily employment*100)-100 = turnover rate.

You can use this same calculation to determine the turnover rate for your internal employees, as well.

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