Made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has launched CareerLink, a new online job board. CareerLink will connect students from schools and universities with PMMI member companies looking for new talent. This job board is the centerpiece of a new initiative aimed at raising awareness of career opportunities in the packaging and processing industry through fostering relationships with institutions, marketing the industry to students and helping students find entry-level employment and internships.
“This one-of-a-kind job board is the tool the industry needs to drive talent to the packaging and processing industry,” says Paul Jenks, director of sales and marketing, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. “We see CareerLink as instrumental in helping to close the skills gap and develop a qualified workforce to move this industry forward.”
PMMI members benefit from this easy and direct line to schools with engineering and mechatronics programs. CareerLink is a web-based, functional and user-friendly platform, providing a one-stop-shop for posting open positions, reviewing resumes and connecting with potential candidates across the country.
“CareerLink is just one part of PMMI’s ongoing efforts to provide more education services to strengthen the packaging and processing workforce,” says Kate Fiorianti, education manager, PMMI. “We thank the Bosch Community Fund for their generous support enabling us to launch this exciting new job board.”
Another part of PMMI’s ongoing efforts to bridge the skills gap in the emerging workforce is the PMMI Career & Internship Fair (Sat. March 24; Tampa). This informal job fair is a new networking opportunity where member companies can interface directly with students. CareerLink will also be featured at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 14-17; McCormick Place, Chicago).
For additional information about CareerLink and upcoming PMMI Education initiatives, contact Fiorianti at [email protected].
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and OEM Magazine. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.
About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded nearly $19 million in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. According to preliminary figures, in 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa,twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros ($88 billion) in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.
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