McLEAN, VA-The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012 will partner with experts from Trillium CNC / CNC Jobs to bring the first-ever IMTS Job Center to IMTS, Sept. 10-15 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Located in the West Building Booth W-200, the IMTS 2012 Job Center will provide a forum for the IMTS community to learn more about and make connections to careers in manufacturing.

Companies will have access to top level talent for manufacturing positions, and job seekers will find countless resources as they search for their next career opportunity. Hours for the IMTS 2012 Job Center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all six days of IMTS.

“With our country suffering an unprecedented shortage of skilled manufacturing Workers-one that is expected to rise from 600,000 unfilled jobs to a predicted three million by the end of the decade-we are thrilled to offer both employers and job seekers an opportunity to find each other,” says Peter Eelman, IMTS vice president, exhibitions and communications.

Using the IMTS Job Center, high performance manufacturing professionals can search available jobs, post resumes and be interviewed by recruiters in private interview rooms. In addition, job seekers can meet with professionals who will be available to share resume writing tips, interviewing advice, and career guidance including the advice and tools needed to help job seekers negotiate a competitive wage and benefit package, and land the job against other skilled candidates.

Employers can speak with industry experts on the best ways to attract and screen the strongest candidates for technical manufacturing positions. Advice will be provided ranging from recruitment, advertising, and screening to employee recognition.

“We bring over 28 years of experience in technical recruitment and staffing expertise to what we view as North America’s most important manufacturing event,” says Bob Lawson, director, Trillium CNC / CNC Jobs. “As the battle to staff skilled talent in manufacturing continues to grow, it is more important than ever to have access to the tools and expertise that can help companies attract and maintain a highly skilled workforce.”

Employers and job seekers can prepare for a visit to the IMTS 2012 Job Center before the show in a number of ways:

  • Employers should compile a list of open positions to fill or those that may need to be filled in the near future with complete job descriptions and skill requirements and bring business cards.
  • Job seekers should create a basic resume including previous work history and contact information. Create a reference sheet including names and contact information for previous supervisors. Job seekers are encouraged to bring both documents on a memory stick for easy uploading or printing in the IMTS Job Center. Those who need immediate career search assistance should register at to view non-confidential opportunities.

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