Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spotlight on Supporters - PMA and NTMA

At American Jobs for America's Heroes, our chief goal is to connect unemployed members of the US National Guard with American employers.  We are working toward this goal by providing job posting technology and so much more.

First, our state-of-the-art job posting technology system was donated by Kenexa, an IBM company.  This the the same software used by hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

In addition, our nonprofit alliance partners, Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) provide employment counselors to assist employers and military applicants and spouses to find the best matches.  CASY and MSCCN work closely with hundreds of state National Guard employment counselors across the country to match postings coming in through the campaign with unemployed National Guard members.

Still, no matter how dedicated we are to our mission of connecting National Guard members with employers and no matter how great our technology and support systems are, we would simply not be able to have success without the support of  the many associations, professional societies, and state chambers across the country who encourage their members to register and post their open jobs with us.

Each week on our blog, we'll shine a spotlight on some of the supporters who are helping our heroes by encouraging their members to post jobs.

This week, we're giving special recognition to the Precision Metalforming Association and the
National Tooling and Machining Association.

These two organizations, together known as "One Voice," have a combined federal government advocacy program designed to promote U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States.  Together, they represent more than 3,000 companies with more than 500,000 employees and more then $157 billion - that's BILLION with a B - in annual sales.

Their joint website - www.metalworkingadvocate.org/front - now features AJAH on the homepage.

You can see a screen shot of site on the right side of your screen.  We are pleased that they decided to include links to the one-page PDF flyer for employers as well as to the registration page on the Center for America website.

More information about the two organizations follows.

You can join the members of  PMA and NTMA in posting jobs and hiring heroes by visiting www.centerforamerica.org/register.html

The Precision Metalforming Association is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America.  That's the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. PMA leads innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, the PMA Educational Foundation, FABTECH and METALFORM tradeshows, and MetalForming and Fabricating Product News magazines.

The National Tooling and Machining Association is made up of 1400 member companies who design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts.  Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work as well as rapid prototyping.  Many NTMA members are privately owned small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year.  NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services.

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