How many high school students actually have a conversation with their guidance counselor about apprenticeship programs available to them after they graduate? The answer is probably "not many."
And that’s unfortunate because manufacturing is alive and well in the United States and apprenticeship programs offer a clear path to good paying jobs -- jobs that too often go unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers.
Hudson is set to train the next generation.
Florida Ranks #2 as Best State for Business!
Tax Information Publication No: 13B06-01 May24, 2013
We kicked off the legislative season with Manufacturing Days at the Capitol on February 4-5, 2013. The briefings and legislative visits were the focus of activities. The event included a meeting and press event with the Governor where he promoted the elimination of the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment as one of his two priorities for the 2013 Legislative Session.
The Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee passed SB 518 by Senator Hukill today on Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemption unanimously with an amendment supported by MAF that corrected some issues with the original bill. Some 25 individuals/companies stood in support of the bill today. That was an awesome showing!!!
Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Status
Florida Competitor States: No Sales Tax on Manufacturing Equipment, More Manufacturing Jobs
American manufacturing will bounce back in 2013
In a spectacular collaboration to help area manufacturers find their skilled workers the the VMA, Center for Business Excellence, Volusia County Economic Development, Team Volusia and CEO Business Alliance have partnered to offer a Virtual Job Fair. It is free to employers and to jobseekers.
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Meet Your Board Members
Support Elimination of Equipment Sales Tax
Hundreds came. They saw. They exclaimed, "I didn't know we made that here!" That was the reaction as people went from booth to booth at the Volusia Manufacturers Association's 6th Annual Manufacturers Showcase at the Ocean Center in October 2012.
There is a skilled labor shortage in manufacturing. It is an immediate and long-term challenge. It is a local, state and national problem. We could talk about the whys and point fingers, but what would be the point? Locally, we are long past the discussion phase and into the action phase. Be advised, our community is on it. We are harnessing every resource available to us and continue to seek solutions.
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From home and auto sales to jobs and tourism, the economy in the Volusia-Flagler area improved on a number of fronts in 2012 and may have "turned the corner."
Tallahassee --- The 9th Annual Manufacturers Summit and Marketplace will be held at the Hyatt Orlando Airport Hotel on December 6-7, 2012.
Raydon Corporation employees test a simulation system at the Raydon plant tour October 17, 2012 in the morning.
Boomerpreneur, Jean Newell is a prime example of how to reinvent yourself in these challenging financial times.
Weekly Manufacturers Association of Florida Weekly Report