Kansas City Hiring Fair Event (April 17th): Opportunity for All Employers Seeking to Hire

Stacey MarlerExternal Events, Active, Employment Opportunities, Workforce

Hello Business/Community Partner, Are you currently hiring? You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s Hiring Fair event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th 2024, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, held simultaneously at each high school (North Kansas City High School, Oak Park High School, Staley High School, and Minnetonka High School), focusing on graduating seniors looking to enter the workforce immediately … Read More

Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing: A Critical Overview

Stacey MarlerBlog, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Services, Articles, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Day, Supply Chain, Workforce

The manufacturing sector is foundational to the U.S. economy, providing vital jobs and driving innovation. However, it faces significant challenges, including a skills gap, supply chain vulnerabilities, and rapid technological changes. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Network (MEPNN) presents an analysis of these issues and the strategies to address them, as outlined in their detailed report, which is available for … Read More

Graduation of the Aspire MO 2.0 Inaugural Class of 2024

Stacey MarlerBlog, Certifications, DED, Employment Opportunities, Grants, Funding, Support, Workforce

March 28, 2024, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the Missouri Women’s Council celebrated a monumental milestone—the graduation of the Aspire MO 2.0 Inaugural Class of 2024. Below are pictures of the graduates and those instrumental in making this program a success.  Vinod George and Mike Spurgeon from Missouri Enterprise provided hands-on training in warehouse, manufacturing, and supply chain.  Other service providers also … Read More

The Great Game Experience Workshop

Stacey MarlerBlog, Active, Business Development, Continuous Improvement, External Events, Great Game of Business, Workforce

Here are 3 Reasons to Attend: Strategic Financial Literacy Enhance financial literacy within your organization, understand key metrics, and learn how to make data-driven decisions that can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Employee Engagement and Accountability Create a culture of transparency and accountability, discover effective strategies to foster a sense of ownership, and learn how to empower your workforce to … Read More

Opinion: Let’s toast Anheuser-Busch’s Missouri employees

Stacey MarlerBlog, Workforce

Peel back the label and you will find the real story that needs to be told. It’s the story of the workers nationwide, many in our own backyard. Not to be forgotten is the vast number of employees at Anheuser-Busch who work hard to produce the products many of us enjoy with our families and neighbors. Missouri is home to … Read More

Congratulations to the newest class of graduates from the Goodwill Artemis Institute

Stacey MarlerBlog, Certifications, Workforce

Congratulations to the newest class of graduates from the Goodwill Artemis Institute: Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) certification course! Missouri Enterprise, Tooling U-SME, and Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas partnered together to develop a vocational training program to prepare job candidates interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry. This no cost course prepares individuals for high-demand, entry-level … Read More

How to Improve Your New Hire Retention

Stacey MarlerBlog, Workforce

There is an occurrence so commonplace among manufacturers that there’s a name for it: “runners.” Runners are the new hires for entry-level jobs, often in their 20s, who fail to return for duty after their first work break, lunch hour or first day on the job. They are out the door and never come back. Your first instinct may be … Read More

How to Effectively Attract and Retain Talent

Lyndsey ParkerBlog, Webinars, Workforce

WHEN: April 21, 2022|1:00 PM CT In this webinar, you’ll learn realistic steps to give your company a competitive advantage when it comes to hiring the right people. Today’s talent market is more chaotic and competitive than ever. With the “Great Resignation,” employers have seen people at all levels leave their jobs in large numbers. Manufacturers across the country report … Read More

Recruiting Strategies Dialogue

Lyndsey ParkerBlog, Workforce

It’s no secret today’s manufacturing recruiting environment is brutal! HR managers have to work harder than ever to find and keep employees, while continuing to keep up with all the other HR functions – and that’s not to mention tackling the myriad of changes and challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re suffering from HR fatigue and could use … Read More

Hiring Success! Manufacturing Job Training Program Yields Impressive Results.

Lyndsey ParkerDale Graves, Blog, Job Training Program-Basics of Manufacturing, Workforce

By Dale Graves, Missouri Enterprise Project Manager It is a tough hiring market right now.  Employers of all types are struggling to find people with even the simple skills we used to take for granted.  We’re talking about things like listening skills, the ability to communicate clearly, an understanding of teamwork, and perhaps most importantly today, the desire to show … Read More