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What is Light Industrial Work and What Skills are Required?

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When a job seeker sees the term “light industrial,” they may imagine huge industries, complicated machines, hardhats and a lot of physical labor. Although these jobs are in the industrial sector, meaning they have to do with manufacturing, there are other positions that do not require using heavy machinery, much physical strength or extensive skill sets.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Warehouse
  • Production 
  • Order fulfillment, packaging and shipping
  • Maintenance
  • Assembly 

For people with more experience and specific types of training, other options include driving a forklift or other light machinery, welding, food item production and printing and binding work. In some states, welding and forklift driving require certification and licenses.

Having a strong work ethic and the ability to self motivate are a must. You will not have a supervisor hanging over you to make sure you do everything on time every day. After a training period, you will be solely responsible for getting the job done properly and on time.

In many light industrial settings, your rate of speed and ability to get a task done on time directly affects other workers and their ability to complete their responsibilities. This is especially true for warehouse work and production line positions. 

Although most of these positions do not require much physical strength, you may be required to lift a certain number of pounds safely in order to do the job. Some of these positions may require you to be on your feet walking around for a large part of the day.

Most positions require the ability to do simple mathematics, read, write and understand English, while others require the skill and understanding to operate necessary computer programs and machinery.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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How to Motivate Employees Around the Holidays

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Before you know it, the holiday season will be in full swing. It’s that time of year when people think about their families, travel, and upcoming celebrations. It can be difficult to stay focused on work. As an employer, you can find creative ways to keep the spirit of the season alive while everyone continues to focus on work.

Don’t be a Scrooge

Getting tough on your staff during the holiday season is the worst move you could make. You’ll only make everyone reluctant to be productive. Address your employees in a positive manner, whether you are speaking to them directly or sending out written communication. Be sure to compliment excellent performance. Offer incentives that will make your staff eager to do their best. When you are committed to treating your workforce well, you will receive the same in return.

Break Out the Refreshments in the Staff Room

Food goes a long way when it comes to making people happy. Bringing in an assortment of holiday donuts and hot beverages will make your staff feel appreciated. In addition to supplying your own refreshments, set up a sign-up sheet so people can do a potluck for lunch or breakfast. Throughout the holiday months of November and December, make it a weekly event that your staff can plan and enjoy. They’ll look forward to unwinding, chatting, and sharing a tasty treat before they get back to work.

Decorate for the Season

Add a decorative touch to the workplace. You can do it yourself or put an enthusiastic member of your staff in charge of bringing in the holiday cheer. When you lift the spirits of your employees by creating an inviting atmosphere, you make it easier for everyone to come to work.

Host a Party

No holiday season is complete without a party. Your employees work hard for you throughout the year and you want to recognize their efforts. You can plan a party at the job site or book a venue. Pull out the stops and give your employees the royal treatment. When you make them feel like they matter, you are more likely to have a loyal staff that will remain with your business through thick and through thin.

You’ll also motivate your employees to give you their best during the holidays and throughout the year. Be sure to join in the fun with your staff as you celebrate the season together.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Working Outdoors This Winter? Be Prepared

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If you are going to be working outdoors in extreme cold, you need to dress appropriately. Whether you are going to be exposed to the elements for a brief period of time or you will be spending hours fighting with cold, you need to take the same precautions. It only takes minutes to be affected by hypothermia and frostbite. 

Pay Attention to the Forecast

Be aware of what is going on when it comes to weather. Pay close attention to the forecast and be concerned about more than just the temperature. Damp conditions and the wind could affect you as well. If you are going to be in direct contact with cold surfaces throughout your shift, you are going to feel the cold more than you would otherwise. Once you know exactly what you’re dealing with, you can plan accordingly.

Dress in Layers

Your mother knew best when she sent you outside bundled up from head to toe. You need to wear the proper material. If cotton gets wet, you will no longer have insulation. Other fabrics will continue to provide insulation even if they get damp, such as synthetic material, wool, and silk.

Wear layers. You can always remove any excess if the conditions permit. You’ll be out of luck if you don’t have enough. Your first layer should be material that will remove moisture through wicking. Long underwear that is made from synthetic material is a good option. Your next layer should provide insulation, such as another synthetic fabric or wool. Your final layer should protect you from the wind and from getting wet. Make sure your clothing isn’t too tight. Otherwise, you’ll feel overheated and want to peel off the clothing that is keeping you safe.

Don’t Forget the Extras

Your cold weather gear won’t be complete without a hat that won’t let heat escape from your head, insulated footwear, and quality gloves that are intended for the extreme cold. You need to cover as much of your skin as possible to stay warm and avoid the damaging effects of low temperatures. Consider a balaclava mask as well. It slips over your head and covers your entire face, with the exception of your eyes. Balaclavas are usually made of a synthetic material to ward off moisture and are popular with snowmobile riders and skiers.

Keep a Supply of Extra Clothing on Hand

When you head off to work, keep a duffel bag with extra clothing in your vehicle. Include a complete change of clothing, down to your socks and underwear, as well as your outer gear. You’ll be covered no matter what Mother Nature throws at you each day.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Winter Workplace Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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As the winter months approach, don’t overlook winter workplace hazards that could put you at risk.

Hazardous road conditions are one of the biggest dangers that any worker will face. Black ice, snow, slush, and more can make the roads slick. Not only are these problems that you could face every time you have to drive, conditions can change in an instant.

Pay attention to the weather forecast and give yourself extra time if you know that the conditions are poor. Watch your speed and be cautious, anticipating icy spots that you may not be able to see. Be aware of other drivers around you.

You’ll also want to make sure that your vehicle is winterized. Check your antifreeze, your windshield wiper fluid, your tires, and your brakes. Stock your vehicle with emergency supplies such as road flares, a blanket, a set of jumper cables, a shovel, and a handy flashlight. You’ll be prepared if you break down or have an accident.

Avoid Nasty Falls

Ice and snow make for slippery surfaces, increasing the risk of a harmful fall. Protect yourself to the best of your ability. You can begin with wearing the proper shoes or boots for the conditions, making sure you have a good tread. You also need to watch where you are going and take your time. If possible, walk around any icy patches. If you can’t avoid them, walk slowly. Rushing won’t do you any good if you have to be rushed to the emergency room.

Beware of Dangerous Temperatures

Bitter cold is one of the most serious dangers you will have to face when you are working in the winter. If you know that you are going to have to face the elements, you need to dress appropriately to protect yourself from hypothermia or frostbite. Wear several layers of clothing and choose fabric that won’t hold moisture as it insulates your body. Always cover your head, wear your gloves, and invest in a good pair of boots. Keep extra clothing, boots, hats, and gloves in your vehicle. If anything gets wet, you need to change in order to keep yourself dry and warm. If you wear the right clothing, you’ll keep yourself safe when the temperature drops.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Ask About Workplace Safety During Your Interview

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You’re on your way to a job interview. While you’re excited about a potential job, you need to prepare yourself. Remember that your potential employer is not the only one who will ask interview questions. You should have a list of your own questions. One of the concerns that should be at the top of your list is workplace safety. You need to know that your employer is going to make your safety a priority.

Ask About OSHA Regulations in the Workplace

The Occupational and Safety Health Act, known as OSHA, protects employees. This means that you have rights under federal law, and your employer is bound by regulations to ensure your safety. Ask for documentation concerning OSHA in your potential workplace. Find out what measures have been put in place to keep you and fellow workers safe from harm when you are on the job.

Request a List of All Hazardous Materials on the Property

Your employer must have a comprehensive listing of hazardous materials that are used in the facility, from cleaning products to the products that are used on the job. You have a right to see this information and find out if there is anything that poses a risk specifically for you. If you have severe allergies or an underlying health condition, you need to know beforehand if there is anything that could put you in danger. Be up front with your employer to prove you are not hiding anything.

Inquire About the Chain of Events if You Become Injured a Work

During your interview, ask your potential employer how workplace injuries and illnesses are handled. You need to know that your employer is going to stand by you if your safety is compromised while you are on the job. Learn about the claims process, health insurance, and sick leave in the event that you are hurt and must take time off from work. 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Safety First

Ask about Footwear when Starting a New Job

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 Think ahead before you actually walking into a job interview and consider things that are important to you. One point of interest that is often overlooked is proper footwear. Ask your employer what you should be wearing on your feet when you begin the job. You’d be surprised how much your shoes matter.

Your Footwear is a Matter of Personal Safety

When you’re on the job, your feet can actually be at risk of injury or can be the cause of injury if you do not have the proper footwear. When it comes to foot injuries, you open yourself up to the possibility of lacerations or getting your feet crushed if your footwear does not stand up to the test. Depending on your field, steel-toe boots and heavy-duty footwear may be necessary for your protection. The other common risk of injury is due to falls or slips because workers do not have good traction. You need shoes that have a good tread in order to keep you on your feet during your shift.

You Need Footwear that Gives You Support

If you are doing a job that keeps you on your feet all day, you need to protect your support system. Your footwear will not only keep your feet from hurting, it can help you to avoid leg strain and problems with your back. To avoid unnecessary strain to your body and fatigue, ask your employer about the best type of shoes for the job and make an investment in yourself by buying more than one pair. As your shoes wear out, be sure to replace them.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Why is OSHA Important?

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A job interview can be intimidating as you imagine all of the interview questions that could be coming your way. Preparing yourself is key in order to relieve nerves and present a confident manner while you speak with your potential employer.  One of the points that should come at the top of your list is OSHA and the workplace.

What is OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is a federal component of the Department of Labor. It has been established under federal law to workplace safety to protect you while you are on the job. OSHA makes your safety a priority to minimize the risk of injury while you are working.

Why is OSHA Important?

OSHA requires your employer to follow federal standards when it comes to employee health and safety. That means that your workplace needs to be a safe place and that safety measures must be enforced to protect you from potential hazards. If you are headed into an industrial field, you could be faced with dangerous situations, whether you are dealing with hazardous chemicals or heavy equipment that can raise your risk of injury.

Your employer has to follow all OSHA requirements to make sure you are protected while around dangerous chemicals through the use of protective clothing, proper containment of chemicals, and clear labels. In addition, your employer is mandated by OSHA to provide you with the proper training when it comes to working with equipment that could place you in danger.

Ask Your Potential Employer About OSHA at the Facility

As you discuss your potential position with your interviewer, inquire about OSHA regulations, any toxic chemicals that are used at the facility, and safety measures that are in place to protect you. You need to know what your employer is doing to protect you and all of your fellow workers.  Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns and protect your rights. A safe worker will be a productive worker.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Qualities that make you the best candidate for a job

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First and foremost, you will be asked this question: do you have experience? An employer can only be convinced if you volunteered or worked for a similar company.  Apart from experience, here are traits/qualities that employers are looking for in candidates:

  • Flexibility: Can you adapt easily and quickly? How well do you react to changes? If you are flexible, you will still perform well at work even if you are moved to departments that you are not familiar.
  • Self-control and maturity: Will you join a crowd even if it’s doing a wrong thing?.
  • Inner strength: Having an inner strength means you have the ability to persevere even when the going gets tough. Always stay calm.
  • Courage and confidence: Feel free to speak your mind, even during the interview. Additionally, do not be afraid to take risks. Employers like people who are willing to accept challenges.
  • Competence: Can you get the job done?
  • Likability: Employers like team players — people who are cooperative, easygoing, and friendly. If you are willing to work as part of a team, then you are capable of bringing about success in a company.
  • Leadership ability: You should be able to take charge and ensure the company’s goals are met. A good leader does not make excuses. Instead, he or she finds out what needs to be done and makes sure it is done to a tee.
  • Intelligence: You should be able to solve problems as well as set priorities.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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5 Ways to Make A Good Impression

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A job interview is not just the employer’s way of assessing your skills, but also a way of getting to know your personality and character. The skills you have are not the only aspects of you that determine whether or not you are a good fit for a job. Therefore, it is important to make a good impression at an interview, and it is equally important to continue making a good impression at work. Here are some great ways to do just that.

Dress Well

Dress professionally. If you wear nice clothing and have groomed yourself properly, it shows interviewers that you are serious. They will see that you took the time to look nice for your first meeting with them.

Arrive on Time

Being on time is possibly the most important part of the interview or the job. It is just as important as the quality of the work itself. 

Be Confident

Simple things like maintaining eye contact with the interviewer and sitting up straight will help you appear confident. 

Ask Good Questions

At the end of the interview, the employer may ask you if you have any questions for them. Even if they were very thorough when telling you about the job and what is expected of you, you should still come up with something to ask. 

Show Appreciation

Thanking your interviewers for their time is something that a lot of people forget to do but can contribute greatly to their impression of you. 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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4 Misconceptions about Temporary Employment

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Whether you have gone through a staffing agency to find employment or not, you may harbor some misconceptions about it.

You may think, for example, that a stint at a staffing agency makes you look less employable later on in your career. This and other misconceptions lead a lot of people to not pursue temporary work, because they do not know about all of the benefits. Let’s take a look at some misconceptions people have about working for a staffing agency.

Misconception #1 – Working for a staffing agency makes you look less employable.

Working for a staffing agency, like Forge Industrial staffing, does not make you less employable later on. It is true that you may not have as much to put on a resume if the jobs you accept from us are short-term, but if they last for 3 months or more, you can still list them. No matter how short the job was, you can still list the skills you used.

Misconception #2 – Temporary jobs mean less pay and menial labor.

Jobs through a staffing agency does not always mean less pay, and there are all kinds of jobs that we have to offer. You can have your choice of temporary jobs and tell us your minimum rate of pay so we only offer opportunities within the range you’re looking for. 

Misconception #3 – Temporary jobs do not have flexible schedules.

Many temporary jobs do have flexible schedules. Like permanent jobs, some have flexible schedules while others do not. Temporary work is no different.

Misconception #4 – Temporary work never leads to a permanent job.

The misconception that temporary jobs do not lead to permanent jobs is enough to turn a lot of people off from seeking temporary employment. However, a lot of people do get permanent jobs as a result of their temporary employment. If you are seeking a permanent job, you can tell us upon applying. That way, the majority of the jobs we will send your way will be ones with a possibility of turning into permanent employment.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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