Why Impact?

Why should you use Impact Staffing to fill your open positions?

Because we speak manufacturing.

Impact Staffing is a specialized staffing service, dedicated to the manufacturing industry. From packing to procurement and machining to engineering our expertise in manufacturing insures that we are able to match the best candidates with the best companies.

Whether you are a manufacturing firm looking for the perfect welding supervisor, or an engineer looking for the perfect career opportunity, we can help.

Beyond our expertise, we are committed to building long term relationships. We are not an ordinary staffing service. We are a results oriented company that works harder and smarter to truly make an Impact.

The Welder Shortage in the United States

 

 CNNMoney recently published a list of “10 Hard-to-fill jobs.” Number 8 on that list was Welder. Why are welding jobs so hard to fill? These positions average a 12 week or more recruiting process for most employers, mainly due to the manufacturing skills gap.

The manufacturing skills gap is a term often used to describe the “gap” between the number of skilled tradesmen and women available in the workforce and the number of jobs requiring these skills. The gap is due to many different factors, including the public perception during the 1980’s that the manufacturing industry in the United States was dying. This perception caused young workers who may have pursued careers in welding, machining or industrial maintenance to pursue other career paths. Over time, as the existing skilled workers retired or moved into other positions, the skills gap emerged. The number of welders alone has declined by almost 37% since the 1980’s, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

While it is true that the manufacturing industry has faced some challenges, in the past decade, there has been a movement to once again value manufacturing as a vital part of the economy. Many companies have brought their existing operations back from overseas or expanded their business and built new plants right here in the U.S. There are over 10,000 manufacturing companies in Georgia alone. These companies need workers! Especially welders!

Are you a worker looking for a new career? Consider training as a welder. Welding is not just a job. There are many different types of welding and many opportunities for specialization. Most basic certification programs require 1-2 years of classroom training and hands on work experience. Here is a list from the American Welding Society of certification programs in Georgia:

 

http://www.aws.org/w/e/search_results?name=&city=&state=GA&country=US

 

               Are you an experienced welder looking for a new job? Send your resume to jobs@impactstaffing.com. Here are a few of our current welding positions:

 

-1st Shift Welders

Temp to Hire

$14-$18/hour, based on experience

Description

Several welders needed for large manufacturing company located in Gwinnett-Snellville/Loganville area.  Must have MIG and TIG experience as well as be able to read blue prints. Company offers excellent working environment, great benefits and stability.

 

-2nd Shift Welders

Temp to Hire
$14/hour

Description

Immediate need for mig welders with fabrication experience/knowledge.  Clarkston/Scottdale area.  Recent technical school graduates will be considered as well as candidates with on the job experience.  Company offers room to grow, excellent benefits and competitive wages.

 

-1st Shift Welders
Temp to Hire
$10-13/hr

Description

Construction related company is looking for structural welders to build I beams, stair railings and staircases.  Locations in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

 

-Night Shift Welders
Contract/Temporary
$14-18/hr

6pm-6am 6G TIG pipe welding on boiler tubes.  Must have welding experience or have recently graduated from a technical school welding program.

 

Please check our job board regularly, as our positions are constantly changing with the needs of local manufacturing companies.

 

               And finally, are you a company looking for welders? It can be difficult to find time to recruit while also maintaining day-to-day operations. Let Impact Staffing do the recruiting for you. Our recruiters specialize in filling skilled industrial positions. We know the right questions to ask to find truly qualified welders and manage upfront hiring hassles, like drug testing and paperwork. Call 678-937-9240 or visit our website at www.impactstaffing.com for more information.

 

 

Additional Information and references:

 

http://awo.aws.org/2014/03/bridging-the-skills-gap/

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-20/skilled-welder-shortage-looms-in-u-dot-s-dot-with-many-near-retirement

http://www.shrm.org/about/foundation/products/documents/4-13%20skills%20gap%20briefing.pdf

http://nistmep.blogs.govdelivery.com/reason-gripe/

http://www.money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2013/09/10/hard-to-fill-jobs/8.html

 

 

Manufacturing Myths

As a growing state, Georgia hosts a thriving environment for manufacturers, which keeps us top-of-mind for companies deciding to relocate or expand,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey on February 12, 2013 as part of a press release about a new manufacturing company coming to Georgia. “Companies can expect to find here well-trained workers and an outstanding logistics system that gives them access to the world.”

Impact Staffing has been staffing the manufacturing industry for over 13 years. A lot has changed in that time period, but many of the misconceptions about the industry remain the same. At a time when the governor’s office is making manufacturing a priority for economic growth, it’s time to de-bunk those myths once and for all.

 

#1 All of the manufacturing jobs have gone overseas.

 

This is simply not true. Yes, some plants have been moved to other countries, but many companies still rely on American workers to manufacture their products. In fact, the United States is still the top manufacturing country in the world.

 

In Georgia alone, there are over 350,000 people currently working in manufacturing. Not only that, but just since the beginning of 2013, the governor’s office has announced the creation of more than 2,500 new jobs at manufacturing facilities. Products manufactured in Georgia range from baked goods to carpet to digital communication technology.

 

#2 Only unskilled workers work in manufacturing.

 

Actually, the opposite is true for this one. While there are some entry-level positions that require little training, almost every manufacturing job requires a different skill set.

 

Our top employers are looking for candidates who have mechanical aptitude, a strong work ethic and work experience in manufacturing or a similar industry. A job in manufacturing can also be a great transition for military veterans into the civilian workforce.

 

Within the industry there are many different job descriptions and opportunities for advancement. We place welders, machinists, engineers, shop managers, shipping and receiving clerks, project managers, maintenance technicians, fabricators, pricing analysts and safety specialists, just to name a few.

 

#3 Manufacturing jobs have low pay rates.

 

The median annual pay rate for a welder in Georgia is $46,696.00, which is higher than the average annual income of workers in Georgia across all industries according to the 2010 census. This is true for many different skilled industrial positions.

 

While going to college is the right path for some individuals, there are other pathways to successful careers in manufacturing. Going to trade school and learning a trade such as fabrication or machining will increase earning potential. There are scholarships available to help offset the cost of training for skilled positions, such as the Georgia HOPE Grant. For more information about skilled trades and trade schools in Georgia, visit http://www.gobuildgeorgia.com/.

 

 

So, look beyond the myths. Manufacturing in Georgia is a thriving and productive industry. Impact Staffing has connections with great companies in need of workers. Search our open positions or submit your resume today!