As part of an effort to recruit more people to manufacturing jobs, a website has been created to provide more information about the industry. The site was discussed as part of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition meeting Friday at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. It is a combined effort of the MVMC, Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative and the Industry Partners of Lawrence and Mercer Counties of Pennsylvania. “This is the site we’re going to drive people to,” said Kyle Kiraly, a member of the MVMC’s outreach and marketing committee who works for Kiraly Tool and Die Inc. in Youngstown. “It’s got all the information that people need.” The website is industryneedsyou.com. It has information for potential employees, students, parents, educators and employers about the manufacturing industry.
Visitors to the site can access information about skills needed for various jobs in manufacturing as well as salary ranges for area jobs and national averages. The site has been active since January but has received only 1,200 unique visitors thus far, Kiraly said. “The page is continually being updated and more information added,” he said….