Skills Gap Survey for Manufacturers

The Oh-Penn Interstate Region (Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Pennsylvania) has received a $6 million federal grant that will be used for workforce development initiatives to strengthen and increase the regional manufacturing workforce, particularly in key positions. In order to guide recruitment and training efforts throughout the…

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Upcoming Event Spotlight

Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing (AMDM) Industry Partnership of Lawrence & Mercer Counties The next AMDM IP meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the PA CareerLink® Lawrence County located at 102 Margaret Street, New Castle, PA 16101. Please RSVP to swatson@tpma-inc.com or by phone at 330.307.3399. If…

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The Benefits of Posting Job Openings

Did you know that employers can post job openings with Ohio One-Stops and Pennsylvania CareerLinks^® free of charge? The Oh-Penn Career Pathways team strongly encourages manufacturers to take advantage of this service. Posting your openings is not only beneficial in helping you to identify job candidates, but it is also the best way that we…

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WorkKeys Adoption Encouraged for Manufacturers

Manufacturers representing the 5-county Oh-Penn region met on Friday, April 19 to hear how implementing new hiring practices focused on credentials and assessments can provide a recruiting system that decreases turnover and increases retention and production. Judith Crocker, representing The Manufacturing Institute, provided a presentation on the tools needed to establish and maintain a hiring…

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