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New ThomasNet.com Job Board Dedicated to
Building Rewarding Manufacturing Careers
Website exposes candidates to exciting jobs; addresses
manufacturing’s workforce shortage
New York, NY–November 12, 2013–Just as new research reveals that manufacturing is hiring
to meet strong growth projections, ThomasNet.com® announces the launch of its new Job
Board—an employment and career-building website focused exclusively on four key areas of
industry: engineering, procurement, manufacturing/production operations, and sales/marketing.
The website at thomasnetjobs.com creates a dynamic marketplace for industry employers as
well as prospective employees. Entry-level job seekers and seasoned professionals alike can
search, qualify and apply for manufacturing positions posted by employers across North
America. Conversely, CEOs/general managers, human resources professionals and recruiters
can quickly build a pool of well-qualified candidates who meet detailed, technologically-specific
job requirements and who are more likely to succeed in the available positions.
―Nobody gets this space the way ThomasNet.com does,‖ said Karen Norheim, Vice President of
Marketing and IT for American Crane Equipment Corporation of Douglassville, Pennsylvania.
―They understand the specialized positions that manufacturers need to fill, and the talent and
skills that today’s applicants need. For example, we are always looking for people who can
design a machine from beginning to end, using the latest advances in engineering. We know
that engineers and designers rely on ThomasNet.com, and we are excited about our ability to
reach them through the Job Board.‖
The new ThomasNet.com Job Board is free to job seekers. Candidates can search a targeted
database of thousands of industry jobs through a number of filters such as title, sector or
discipline, experience level, full-time or part-time, location and salary range. There is something
for everyone at any professional life stage from internships and apprenticeships to senior-level
―The ThomasNet.com Job Board is filling a critical need in the manufacturing sector,‖ said Jacob
Cohen Donnelly, Job Board Director. ―There is no other resource with a sole focus on
industrial/manufacturing jobs that offers job seekers content and tools to help them get hired.
For hiring companies this means greater exposure to a larger pool of qualified candidates.‖
Candidates can also receive email updates every time a job that meets their keyword criteria is
posted. And every job seeker qualifies for a free subscription to the ThomasNet News® Career
Journal – an online publication chock full of timely information on industry hiring trends including
where the hot jobs are, what employers are looking for, and how to get that first foot in the door
or reinvent yourself mid-career.
The new Job Board is a direct response to a recent ThomasNet.com Industry Market
Barometer® (IMB) survey showing a troubling workforce disconnect: Despite an upward growth
trajectory (63 % — nearly 2/3rds of the survey’s 1,029 manufacturing respondents – expect to
grow in 2013), the industry is struggling to attract Generation Y (18 – 32 years old) candidates
to replace Baby Boomers aging out of the workforce. The implications are clear: North American
manufacturing could be knocked out of its long-held, global leadership position if it fails to attract
younger talent ready to apply new technologies and skills to solve the industry’s challenges and
capitalize on its opportunities.
Individuals who would like additional information should visit thomasnetjobs.com or email
ThomasNet.com, part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is the Internet’s pre-eminent sourcing and
supplier discovery and selection platform for OEM, MRO and other products and services. The platform
serves procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from
corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also
serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to
connect and do business with these buyers. Buyers of industrial products and services can connect to
ThomasNet News from ThomasNet.com.
Additionally, Thomas Industrial Network includes: the Navigator Platform, a proprietary technology that
helps industrial companies leverage their product information and data to increase sales; and Enterprise
Solutions that enable companies to create and manage digital product data which can be syndicated to a
variety of platforms.