1270 Agricola Drive, Saginaw, Michigan 48604 USA 989.752.3077 | Toll Free: 877.308.3077sales@universaldevlieg.com

1270 Agricola Drive, Saginaw, Michigan 48604 USA

Ph: 989.752.3077 | Toll Free:877.308.3077


Universal Engineering / Devlieg Microbore

Universal/Devlieg Inc.

Tips for Manufacturers to Overcome Hiring Issues

Despite the highest unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, finding workers is still a significant problem for manufacturers. The majority of manufacturers are looking to attract and hire qualified employees. In the past, these positions were low-skilled and low-paying but that is not always the case today. The industrial workplace has embraced technology, processes and equipment that require the right people to fill the position. The following are tips for hiring manufacturing workers to meet your needs.

Change Thinking

Unfortunately, we still live in a world where many people don’t want to pursue a career in manufacturing. This perception needs to change and the way you present your company and the opportunities it offers is a critical part. Prospective employees must realize that manufacturing is not just for unskilled labor, little job security, and no chance for advancement. Your recruiting material must focus on immediate and long term benefits. Another way to introduce people to the new industrial atmosphere is to hold open houses for them to experience all the job has to offer.


Start looking for candidates early in their career path. High school and college students may be willing to consider positions in manufacturing if they are presented with a good-paying job and future career opportunity. Reach out to nearby schools to develop an apprenticeship program to find motivated interns that could turn into valued employees.

Diversified Workforce

Traditionally, manufacturing jobs have been predominantly filled by men. However, with the labor shortage many manufacturers are hiring women to fill the positions. You will have to adapt your employee benefits and incentives to attract women, as well as specialized training programs and expanded leave options.

Universal DeVlieg provides innovative and cost-cutting tool holding and high precision boring solutions to the machine tool industry, servicing a diversified customer base. The combination of over 32,000 active part numbers, over 10,000 standard items, and our technical support staff deliver design engineering expertise that is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about Universal DeVlieg, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877.308.3077 or visit at universaldevlieg.com.