Gold-Collar Jobs: What Are They?

Most job seekers are fairly familiar with the terms “blue-collar” and “white-collar” (but if you aren’t, we’ve got a great blog post on it!) However, especially when it comes to manufacturing, determining a specific job as blue collar or white collar ends up being fairly reductive. This is damaging to the image of jobs that […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Kurt Hydraulics

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. If you aren’t familiar with Lyman, Nebraska, you’re not alone. […]

The “Boomer Exodus” Means Lots of Open Jobs for Younger Generations

The worker shortage in manufacturing is nothing new–it’s been a part of the industry since at least 2005. But a coming wave of Baby Boomer retirements could make that shortage even worse. There already aren’t enough skilled workers to fill the many open jobs in manufacturing, and that’s expected to be exacerbated by a large […]

Tejas Tubular to Open Up Plant in Norfolk, Nebraska

Over in Norfolk, Nebraska, citizens are celebrating what the Omaha World-Herald recently referred to as an “economic win-win.” Last Thursday, Governor Dave Heineman revealed some exciting news for manufacturers in Nebraska: The Houston-based manufacturer Tejas Tubular will be building a plant in the northeastern Nebraska city of Norfolk. Remember how we told you the other week […]

What About Women In Manufacturing?

Aside from our post about Afton Hollertz’s award from Manufacturing Engineering Media, we haven’t covered too much about the people who actually work in manufacturing. Today, though, we thought we’d spend a minute telling you about a great organization called Women In Manufacturing. They exist to combat the typical thought that manufacturing is only for […]

All About Apprenticeships

By now, we hope that we’ve made it pretty clear that manufacturing offers a lot of great jobs. And we’ve already given you a few ways–like internships and manufacturing-centered job search sites–to get started with a career in manufacturing. But you may be pretty surprised to know that there is yet another way to get […]