It’s hardly news to manufacturers that skilled workers are in short supply. Cobb Tool struggles to find skilled machinists and our customers struggle to find capable welders. Cobb Tool is working to address this challenge by working with the Chattahoochee Technical College’s Precision Machining and Manufacturing program to hire its graduates, and to bring more students into the program. Click here more information.

For our customers seeking skilled welders, The Fabricator recently published an article on some of the ways manufacturers are dealing with this challenge. Their top five tips are:

  • Pay attention to the schooling
  • Consider the ‘non-traditional’ candidate
  • Realize that wages are important … for most candidates
  • Promote skills development
  • Be flexible

If you are in the market for new talent, be sure to check out the details here.