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How Manufacturers Can Create a Self-Motivating Environment to Engage & Retain Talent

Most manufacturers are familiar with the widening ‘skills gap.’ This is a multifaceted issue that includes Baby Boomer and Gen X generations retiring, lack of focused professional development and sufficient on-the-job training, and lost opportunities to capture intellectual and institutional knowledge among other things. OMEP has been hearing from manufacturers…

Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been extended through 2025. This is an incentive for employers to broaden their job applicant pools and hire from certain groups of people who may need assistance finding jobs such as: Unemployed or disabled military veterans Long-term unemployed Temporary Assistance for Needy Family…

Prioritized PPP Loan Applications for Businesses with 20 or Fewer Employees

The Biden Administration announced that it is opening a special two-week period for businesses with less than 20 employees to apply for PPP assistance before the March 31 deadline. The SBA has established a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees, beginning…

Essential Leadership Behaviors To Nurture a Healthy Manufacturing Workplace

Communication challenges, differences in perspective, and variations of approach to achieve tasks is inevitable and natural. After all, we’re human and with humanity comes diversity and uniqueness. It’s a great thing when our uniqueness brings breadth and depth of ideas, innovation, and solutions.  On the other hand, when not understood…