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We're Just Days Away from MFG Day 2021!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Help us inspire the next generation of manufacturers and educate students, parents, teachers, and the public on manufacturers' vital role in our lives. If you're a manufacturer and are hosting an... Read More

Creating an Effective Workforce Development Plan

Sunday, August 22, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Since industrialization shifted its first gears and powered its operations by mechanical means, there has always been a need among manufacturers to consider what’s coming next? What new and i... Read More

EARLY DETECTION PROGRAM: HELPING INDUSTRIES SAFELY REOPEN WORK PLACES

Monday, July 26, 2021 | Workforce, COVID-19
  Washington State Businesses Get Back To Work With IHME's Early Detection Program Join Washington State Employers that have already implemented the Early Detection Program. This no-c... Read More

10 Keys to Recruiting Employees in the Manufacturing Industry

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Recruiting employees for manufacturing jobs requires looking for skilled talent in several ways. For continuous improvement in workforce development, HR professionals and hiring managers must use d... Read More

The Most Important Soft Skills for Manufacturing Engineers

Monday, May 24, 2021 | Workforce
Becoming an engineer can be a lucrative career, with manufacturing engineers making an average yearly salary of $91,010. The industry continues to grow, with an expected 140,000 jobs ... Read More

New Tax Credit Available for Businesses and Nonprofits that Offer Paid Leave to Their Employees to Get Vaccinated.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | News Release, Workforce
April 21, 2020 - President Biden called on employers across America to do everything they can to help their employees – and their communities – get vaccinated. As part of that effort, ... Read More

Job Skills Program Applications Now Being Accepted! Round 1 Application Deadline is May 31, 2021.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce, Grant
  Job Skills Program (JSP) awards grants to licensed educational institutions in Washington. Funds are awarded on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. Washington&rs... Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce
Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021, Providing Small Businesses with Extra Time to Apply. The PPP a low-interest Small Business Administration loan program helping small busine... Read More

How Today's Business Workforce Is Changing

Monday, March 29, 2021 | Workforce
  The labor force is changing quickly, and companies must adapt to these changes to stay competitive. Most changes that have occurred are ultimately due to modern technology, but the reality i... Read More

Impact Washington Launches Workforce Development Program

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Economic Development, News Release, Workforce
New Workforce Solutions System Helps Manufacturing Clients Take a Structured Approach to Manage Their Workplace to Drive Optimal Results and Retain Top Talent. Impact Washington, an affiliate of ... Read More