Panel: Local activism is important in finding workers

During the American Mold Builders Conference, President Eifel Mold and Engineering spoke about the importance of getting involved with students and to find the next generation of employees:

Another panel member, Rick Hecker, president of Eifel Mold & Engineering, said he started a job-shadowing program with the local Lincoln High School. “We had tried the want ads and headhunters, and that’s very expensive,” he said. The company splits up the high-schoolers into four groups, and they design a mold for a cellphone cover personalized with their name.

“We’re exposing to our environment to see what we do. And most of all, they get to talk to our guys and see that they can have a good-paying career,” Hecker said. Over the last four years, Eifel Mold has hired three of the young people from the job-shadowing effort, he said.

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