A recent article in the Norwich Bulletin detailed the struggles that manufacturing companies are facing to fill jobs—and the steps they are taking to attract the right employees.

According to the article, the number of employees in the manufacturing industry in Connecticut is down by about 2,000 since pre-pandemic days, but more work is coming in. That means there are a lot of open jobs to fill.

Our CEO, Kenneth Fontaine, was interviewed for the article. He talks about our increased referral bonuses and outreach efforts to area high schools.

“Getting people to fill our positions has been difficult until maybe the last six weeks,” he said. “We’re getting a little light at the end of the tunnel.”

Mr. Fontaine told the Bulletin about our expanded efforts to recruit online, including using five different job search platforms. “It never used to be so difficult,” he said. “You could put an ad in the paper and on a job board, and you’d get more résumés than you knew what to do with. Vetting them was the problem. Now getting them is the problem.”

The need at Amgraph is increasing. We built a new facility right before COVID hit, and staffing it up is becoming a top priority. We anticipate a 20 to 25 percent increase in staffing needs.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in learning more about a rewarding career with AMGRAPH, contact us today! Our mission of sustainability is something you’ll be proud to be a part of.

Read the full article in the Norwich Bulletin (subscription required).