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    Master Lock to close Wisconsin plant, lay off 375 workers next year

    United Auto Workers called on the company to reverse its decision.

    By June 2, 2023
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    Manufacturing needs demand boost to avoid layoffs, economists warn

    May's PMI showed supply chain factors improving in the industry, sparking hopes of a late-year rebound.

    By June 1, 2023
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    How manufacturers are approaching workforce development

    A wave of tech and investment changes are reshaping how manufacturers strategize around workforce recruitment and training. Read up on the latest trends.

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Ball to close New York beverage can plant

    For months, the company has said that the closure was possible and products manufactured in Wallkill could be made elsewhere.

    By Katie Pyzyk • June 1, 2023
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    Energizer to spend $43M on equipment, hiring in North Carolina

    The investment comes months after workers were notified about closures of the battery maker's Wisconsin plants.

    By May 24, 2023
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    Symbotic outsources manufacturing, ceases Montreal operations

    The shift is part of a broader cost-cutting plan at the robotics company.

    By May 19, 2023
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    East Penn Manufacturing found guilty of labor law violations, will pay $22M in back wages

    The ruling against the battery maker is among the largest wage verdicts in the Labor Department’s history.

    By May 18, 2023
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    How one employer tried a 4-day workweek for factory workers — and why it didn’t stick

    Experimenting with flexibility can be good in the long run, even if it doesn’t quite work as expected, experts said.

    By Jen A. Miller • May 17, 2023
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    White House launches manufacturing workforce programs

    The administration's aim is to create pathways to manufacturing jobs as major projects in growing sectors get underway.

    By May 17, 2023
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    3M fires longtime executive for ‘inappropriate conduct’

    Michael Vale was fired weeks after his appointment to the newly created role of group president and chief business and country officer.

    By May 16, 2023
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    How data is helping manufacturers streamline hiring

    Experts say leveraging analytics can help companies more accurately fill roles and stay competitive.

    By Sakshi Udavant • May 15, 2023
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    Summer is a dangerous time for workers. It doesn’t have to be.

    With summer days quickly approaching, employers should address heat-related hazards. Learn how to help keep workers safe during the hottest days of the year.

    By Duane Duhamel, Director of Health, Safety and Environment, ISN • May 15, 2023
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    EEOC sues metal manufacturer LeachGarner for alleged sex discrimination

    The agency claims the company segregated jobs by sex and underpaid female workers compared to their male counterparts.

    By May 12, 2023
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    General Mills to close Blue Buffalo plant in Iowa

    The closure comes as the CPG giant works to improve supply and service levels within its pet food business.

    By May 10, 2023
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    TSMC hires over 900 employees for Arizona semiconductor factory

    As the Taiwan-based chipmaker grows its global footprint, hiring and developing talent are a top priority for the company, CEO C.C. Wei said on an earnings call. 

    By May 4, 2023
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    Manufacturing industry performance holds largely stable in April

    S&P Global's PMI index registered growth for the first time since October 2022, but economists remain uncertain about the future.

    By May 1, 2023
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    Utz to close Alabama factory

    The snack brand said it would lay off 175 workers when it shutters the facility in July, part of an effort to cut costs.

    By Christopher Doering • May 1, 2023
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    Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals

    Nearly half of U.S. companies can’t fill open positions

    45% of hiring managers have open positions, with a lack of experience and hard skills driving the gap.

    May 1, 2023
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    Tyson Foods lays off 10% of corporate employees

    The job cuts mark the third major cost-cutting measure by the largest U.S. meat processor in recent months.

    By Chris Casey • April 28, 2023
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    3M to restructure, lay off 6,000 worldwide

    The news follows the 2,500 jobs the company cut in January.

    By April 25, 2023
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    How to manage the complexity of fair overtime distribution

    What is overtime equalization? Discover how improving your overtime policies can boost retention.

    By Sean Solomon, Shiftboard • April 24, 2023
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    Medtronic targets June closure of Epix facility, will lay off 59 employees

    The shutdown is part of the medical device maker's broader push to consolidate its manufacturing and supply chain network.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • April 20, 2023
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    HB Fuller shutters 2 facilities as it restructures manufacturing network

    The adhesive maker’s production overhaul is part of a broader cost-cutting plan that included 300 layoffs and sourcing shifts.

    By April 17, 2023
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    Tyson workers go on strike at Arkansas plant set to close in May

    Employees are demanding fair working conditions, including a severance payment for production floor workers, full payment of unused vacation time and compensation for injury claims.

    By Chris Casey • April 13, 2023
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    COVID-19 vaccine syringe maker cuts 22% of workforce

    Retractable Technologies is laying off workers for a second time as U.S. demand for coronavirus shots wanes.

    By April 11, 2023
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    Former John Deere exec named president and COO of C&C Manufacturing

    The industrial manufacturer is bringing on David Bradford as it looks to continue expanding its services and parts divisions.  

    By April 7, 2023