Forklift Driver (Springfield, OH)

What You’ll Do:

Forklift operators move materials around warehouses, storage yards, factories, construction sites and other work sites. The machine itself has a hydraulic lifting mechanism, and forks for moving heavy and large objects.

What You’ll Need:

Must be able to pass a forklift driving test

Must have at least 1 year of forklift experience

Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.

Must be able to work some overtime if needed

Must have a high school diploma or GED

Shift:

We’re hiring for 1st (daytime) and 3rd (overnight) shifts

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a company that has shown dramatic growth in just two decades to become the 5th Largest Corrugated Packaging Company in the USA and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.50 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also email your resume to a BARRYSTAFF recruiter at

recruiter@barrystaff.com

Needed: Maintenance Techs And Machine Helpers (Springfield, OH)

We’re looking for maintenance technicians and/or machine helpers to work for a large manufacturing facility in Springfield, OH.

Machine Helpers will work either 1st or 3rd shift at $11.50 an hour. There will be overtime opportunities. You must be able to work at a fast pace and lift up to 70 pounds. High school diploma or GED is required. Must be able to read a tape measure.

Maintenance Techs will work evening hours on 2nd shift. They’ll earn between $15-$20 an hour based on experience. Applicants will need at least 2 years of experience setting up and tearing down machines in order to be considered. Electrical experience a plus. Must be willing to work overtime.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.50 to $20.00 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also email your resume to a BARRYSTAFF recruiter at

recruiter@barrystaff.com

Shipping/Receiving Associate (Huber Heights, OH)

What You’ll Do:

This position includes a vast array of duties and you’ll need the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. You’ll participate in assembly, addressing, stamping and shipping of merchandise and materials. You’ll also unpack, verify, and keep a record of incoming materials.

What You’ll Need:

The company is looking for a well-rounded person with a desire to work with other team members, and help around the warehouse where needed or required.

You’ll need a high school diploma or GED

Must pass a pre-employment drug screen

Must be reliable, hard-working and punctual

Must be an organized person

Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.

Hours:

This is a 1st shift position. 7:30am – 4pm (M-F)

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a company that specializes in woodworking. A vast array of products range from outdoor furniture to cabinets and accessories.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.50 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also email your resume to a BARRYSTAFF recruiter at

recruiter@barrystaff.com

Job Hunting? 5 Reasons to Consider Using a Staffing Agency

If you’re an active job seeker or simply looking to expand your career horizons, many experts say that in today’s market, working with a recruiter can give you a substantial leg-up.

Combining new technology and staffing expertise to speed up and simplify your job search, these benefits may account for why the staffing and recruitment industry is growing substantially.

Here are five reasons to consider working with a staffing agency, from the experts at Randstad US, a human resources consulting firm.

• Access to “hidden” jobs. Recruiters are often tasked by companies to hire for positions not advertised publicly. The only way to find them is through a staffing agency. Often, these positions are the most sought after in the marketplace, and in some of the most desirable workplaces.

• A huge number of companies rely on them. As the economy embraces an “on-demand” workforce, more employers are turning to staffing firms who use emerging job search technologies alongside their human instincts to deliver the best-fit talent they seek. In fact, more than eight in 10 employers (82 percent) at least somewhat agree that by 2025, their reliance on staffing/recruiting partners will increase, according to Randstad’s Workplace 2025 study.

• Recruiters can be your career agent. Wading through hundreds of online job boards, company ads and social media sites can be complicated, time-consuming and frustrating. You don’t have to go it alone. A recruiter can help you with your job search, enhance your resume, provide career advice and more. The best recruiters look beyond your resume to understand your career goals, workplace expectations and values to identify the best-fit jobs for you within the digital landscape.

• Not just for temps. Many people assume staffing agencies only offer temporary positions. Recruiters are often asked to search for full-time, permanent and temporary-to-hire positions across a wide range of industries. Even those who begin working as a temporary employee are often hired permanently after proving their value. In fact, the Workplace 2025 study says 56 percent of companies say many of the top talent in their company began as temporary workers.

• It’s free. There aren’t many things you can get for free these days, but the many benefits of working with a staffing company are among them.

“Be sure to work with a recruiter who is passionate about helping you reach your potential,” says Jim Link, chief human resources officer, Randstad North America. “They should play the role of trusted human partner in today’s technology-driven world to ensure you are recognized as an individual, not just another resume.”

Given that more than half of employers (51 percent) named staffing/recruiting firms as their most effective method for finding full-time and contract workers, job seekers should consider taking advantage of this resource to improve their job search chances.

Read the original article on valleymorningstar.com by clicking here.

New jobs report shows manufacturing has momentum

DAYTON, OH – This morning the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued employment data for the month of April.

“The report shows that manufacturing has momentum — the kind of momentum we haven’t seen in several years,” said BARRYSTAFF President Doug Barry. “Our company has noticed the change.”

BarryStaff hires workers for more than 100 employers throughout the Miami Valley. The majority of them are in manufacturing.

According to the new report, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April (a 10-year low). The number of unemployed persons, at 7.1 million, changed little. Over the year, the unemployment rate has declined by 0.6 percentage point, and the number of unemployed has fallen by 854,000.

Earlier this week employment website Indeed.com noted that April was the strongest month for hiring in almost two years. The manufacturing industry was a major reason why.

“Is this like the 1980s? No, it’s not,” he explained. “But it’s much better than it was 10 years ago. And that’s making a difference for everyday people in the Dayton area.”

 

BARRYSTAFF plans hiring blitz to fill 100+ positions

BarryStaff will hold a hiring blitz in order to fill over 100 open positions with various employers throughout the Miami Valley, particularly with a prominent automotive engine manufacturer.

Positions include assemblers, machinists and forklift drivers. Many positions are direct-hire (no “temp” period) and have a starting pay of $13.50 an hour. Entry-level and administrative positions are also available.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 4. It will last until 1 p.m.
Job applicants should report to the BarryStaff Community Room at 230 Webster Street in Dayton. They are guaranteed interviews with BarryStaff recruiters. Applicants must bring two forms of ID and an original high school diploma or GED.
If members of the media would like to speak to President Doug Barry, please contact communications director Andy Sedlak to arrange an interview.

OPINION: Making Manufacturing Great Again Will Require A Two-Pronged Approach

Employment in manufacturing peaked in the late 1970s at over 19 million. Since then, despite occasional positive bumps, manufacturing employment has shown a long-term secular decline. Today, fewer than 13 million workers are employed in factory jobs. This long-run, large scale decline in employment is largely attributable to automation and the offshoring of jobs to low-wage countries. The workers most affected by these technological and global shifts are unfortunately those with the least skills, whose jobs are most susceptible to these causes of displacement. The Carrier deal that President-elect Trump pushed through prevented fewer than a thousand jobs from being offshored, but as the CEO of United Technologies put it to CNBC, many of these jobs will be automated anyway; hence the benefit to US workers is likely very low. Even a thousand such deals are not the solution to the displacement occurring in manufacturing. The correct response to this predicament is skill upgradation, so that workers can work with these new technologies, as complements rather than substitutes. Beyond that, manufacturing also badly needs an image makeover.

In an interview, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, claimed the lack of skilled workers in the U.S. as the reason for the company doing its actual production in China. While some speculate that the skills gap is more fiction than fact, there is clearly a problem in the manufacturing jobs market. Between 2005 and 2016, employment in manufacturing declined by 14%. There many potential reasons for this decline in employment: slow hiring, a small supply of workers, or turnover from workers quitting or being fired. The charts below, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ JOLTS survey, are fairly revealing. Over the same period of employment decline, the number of job vacancies increased from 303,000 to 346,000 while the number of people hired for jobs declined from 369,000 to 272,000.

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In addition, as the chart below shows, people were less likely to quit their factory jobs during the recession, but the quit rate is returning to pre-recession levels. Layoffs have fallen and remain low, bringing total separations down as well.

turnover

Today, there are 322,000 vacancies that are unfilled. Clearly, manufacturing jobs exist, and employers are ready to hire, but for some reason workers and firms are not matching up to fill these jobs. What could explain that?

As a recent study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives shows, there has been a global shift towards the value added by high skill workers in manufacturing and a shift away from low and medium skill workers. As manufacturing has become more technologically advanced, the demand for skilled workers to occupy positions has grown, but many companies appear unable to find people with the requisite skills. As per a recent report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, 70% of companies reported shortages of workers with adequate technology, computer and technical skills, despite their willingness to pay higher than the market wage in their area. As a result, nearly 2 million jobs will go unfilled over the next decade due to this skills gap.

But there is more to the skills gap than just workers who don’t have the basic problem-solving or computing skills that companies want. A significant problem facing companies is also the lack of demand for these jobs amongst workers with skills. Many workers are simply no longer interested in manufacturing jobs, and there appears to be a stigma attached to manufacturing work. A survey on the Public Perception of Manufacturing shows that while most Americans perceive manufacturing as the backbone of a strong domestic economy, few parents want their children to work in this industry, and manufacturing is the last career choice for people between the ages of 19 and 33.

Read this article in full at Forbes.com.

 

BarryStaff Comments on New Unemployment Data

This morning the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued data that showed the unemployment rate in November decreased by 0.3 percentage point to a nine-year-low of 4.6 percent. The number of unemployed persons declined by 387,000 to 7.4 million.

The civilian labor participation rate, which measures the number of working-age people are in the labor force, changed little in November — at 62.7 percent. The employment-population ratio held at 59.7 percent. These measures have shown little movement in recent months.

Employment in other major industries such as manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality changed little over the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BarryStaff, as a company, has seen a surge in candidates looking for work.

“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in applicants and people going to work in the last three weeks or a month,” Barry said. “A lot of the people that have been doing outside work are now starting to look for inside work.

“People also want more money in their pockets for the holidays,” he said.

Early speculation was that the unemployment rate would be higher.

“Early forecasters expected a higher unemployment rate, but that didn’t happen,” Barry said. “That’s largely because the weather has been so nice that construction, landscaping and other outdoor industries did not have the drop-off in labor that is common this time of year.”

BarryStaff works with approximately 100 clients throughout the Miami Valley, a number of them in manufacturing.