Jungle Wisdom

Join the LinkedIn Plastics and Packaging Jobs Group!

Hop over to the new group When it comes to the job hunt, LinkedIn is the place to be. Plastics and packaging is no exception. Hopefully, you’ve looked through your connections before and found a couple good leads — whether you’re recruiting or looking for new employment. But surprisingly, there doesn’t currently seem to be a great place to get together to discuss job opportunities specifically for plastics and packaging industries… So, we started a new group where people can... more

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Become a Top Talent — New packaging and plastics jobs await!

Let Packaging and Plastics Jobs Come to You You’re an expert. A master of your craft. A visionary with drive, experience and all the right skills. You know it. We know it. It’s time to make sure your industry knows it. Register to be a “Top Talent” and let the jobs roll in. How it Works Again, all you have to do is… Complete our free listing here. This simply includes submitting your resume and answering a few questions. You’ll soon... more

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Plastic is the key to Gold

Plastic plays a major role in the Olympic Games, from the ribbons that support the gold medals, to the prosthesis for athletes in the Paralympics events.  Here are a couple of pieces that describe the role of plastics in the Rio Games.  Of course, there’s the obligatory quotation about plastic pollution in the ocean.  –somebody, please explain to me why fish think plastic is food. Do they also eat rocks and shells? http://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/article/20160808/PNE/160809867/gold-silver-bronze-plastics http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20160804/MULTIMEDIA01/160809906/plastics-news-now-plastics-are-in-the-ring-at-the-olympics    

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Entitled? Who, me?

Sweet article on the ?entitlement? mentality of some job applicants.  Also, the ?entitlement? mentality of some employers!  No one escapes the honest criticism of Keith Campbell — read it here:  http://www.ontheedgeblog.com/article/our-entitlement-mentality

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Are you ready for Industry 4.0?

First steam, then mass production, then digital technology.  Now we approach the fourth revolution in industry, automation and data exchange technology.  Welcome Industry 4.0. Enjoy these articles: Manufacturing’s next act–  http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/manufacturings-next-act Why U.S. Manufacturing is outpacing China:  http://www.totallyintegratedautomation.com/2016/05/u-s-manufacturing-outpacing-china/

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Survey shows plastics salaries on the decline

Article by Plastics News on the results of the annual salary survey of compensation in the plastics industry, co-sponsored by Gros Executive Recruiters and the Society of Plastics Engineers. http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20160623/NEWS/160629909/survey-shows-plastics-salaries-on-the-decline

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The 2016 Plastics Salary Survey Results are IN!

But unfortunately, the results aren’t great… Our annual plastics salary survey co-sponsored with the Society of Plastics Engineers paints a much different picture than last year’s results — Plastics salaries saw a DECREASE in wages over the last year. After our co-sponsored 2016 packaging survey with the Institute of Packaging Professionals revealed a minor increase in wages earlier this year for packaging, we hoped for similar results in plastics. Au contraire — Our initial assessment reveals plastics salaries decreased by 5% this... more

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I guess I got a raise

The results of the 2016 Salary Survey by the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Gros Executive Recruiters, and Packaging World are in… and here’s the summary:  compensation increased in 2015, but not so much that anybody noticed.  Look for details in an upcoming issue of Packaging World magazine, and online at www.packworld.com .  IoPP members can find it  here:   http://www.iopp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3761 …and for plastics professionals, more than 1,400 participated in the Gros Executive Recruiters plastics professionals salary survey, co-sponsored by the... more

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