March 10, 2014
We all know the problem: Manufacturing, especially CNC machining, requires a different set of skills and talents than in the past, and it’s become a challenge to find capable employees. Good, experienced machinists have jobs or can easily find a new one if necessary. That means that the available pool of candidates will most likely need some training before they become productive.
For CNC shops running increasingly more complex equipment, the need is for people who not only have the ability to learn machine operations quickly but who are also capable of thinking beyond the task at hand to help move the company forward. That’s why manufacturers who seek new talent for their organizations should actively recruit returning military members.
These veterans typically have precisely the characteristics manufacturers are looking for, including:
Unsure about how to find and hire returning veterans for your company? Syracuse University has partnered with GE, Boeing and others to create a toolkit for employers interested in hiring military veterans. Visit www.toolkit.vets.syr.edu for a wealth of information.