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

Financial Resources Available for PPE Manufacturers in Missouri

Lyndsey ParkerBlog, Continuous Improvement, Missouri Enterprise, Supplier Development, Workforce

Thanks to the CARES Act funding, the State of Missouri is making $20 million in available to reimburse Missouri companies producing PPE, an ongoing need in the fight against #COVID19. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive up to $500,000. PPE Retooling Program The purpose of the Show-Me Strong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Retooling Program under section 601(a) of the Social Security … Read More

People Problems: How Are You Managing?

Lyndsey ParkerBlog, Missouri Enterprise, Workforce

Even during the pandemic, finding and hiring good people is a struggle. The problem is getting worse as baby boomers leave the workforce, taking their skills and tribal knowledge along with them, making it even more important for manufacturers to attract qualified replacements in a tough workforce environment. But finding those good folks is only part of the issue; retaining … Read More

Ranken Breaks Ground on New Campus in Troy to Support Manufacturing

Lyndsey ParkerBlog, Missouri Enterprise, Workforce

Good news for Missouri’s manufacturing community. Joined by Governor Mike Parson, our partners at Ranken Technical College, in collaboration with the Lincoln County R-III School District, the State of Missouri, Lincoln County, and the City of Troy, broke ground on a new campus in Troy, Missouri. Ranken will provide secondary and post-secondary education and training for the region, and initially … Read More

Missouri Enterprise Launches New Workplace Safety Products & Services Directory

Lyndsey ParkerBlog, Continuous Improvement, Missouri Enterprise, Supplier Development, Workforce

The state’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center, Missouri Enterprise, announced the creation of the Covid-19 Reopening Products & Services Directory to help employers protect their employees on the job while also supporting the manufacturing community in our state. Many Missouri manufacturers stepped up to help fill the PPE supply chain gap to support our medical community in the wake of … Read More