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Big Changes are Happening at RBR

“The best way to achieve the goals of the company is by helping individual team members…

In-Demand Trade Jobs of 2022

What drives the American economy? This may seem like a difficult question to answer. However, we…

A History of the Rust Belt and Why it’s Important

The term Rust Belt can be traced back to the 1960s and 1970s as industry in…

Understanding The Great Resignation And How To Combat It

Everything is different now. The world remains amid a global pandemic, and the workforce is changing…

Northeast Ohio’s Best Hiring Resources For Manufacturers

When most people think of manufacturing they think of huge assembly lines inside a 10,000 square…

How To Use Facebook To Get Your Next Job

You may know Facebook as the world’s most popular social media platform, but did you know…

How To Write An Eye-Catching Job Description

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why am I not attracting great talent through my…

Our Culture | What Is It Like Working At Rust Belt Recruiting?

We spent 2021 figuring out who we are as a company, as a team, and as…

Top 5 Interview Tips For Job Seekers

Nervous about your upcoming interview? Here are five professional tips from a recruiter anyone can use…

We Speak EOS: A Recruiting Agency Running on Efficiency

When you hear the words EOS, you might have no idea what that means or what…

Employer Branding Basics for Manufacturers

Since its infancy four years ago, Rust Belt Recruiting has noticed a commonality among not all,…

State of Ohio Eliminates Sales Tax on Employment Services

In July of this year, Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s budget legislation (House Bill 110) which officially…

Keys To Attract & Retain Top Talent

Attracting top talent has become increasingly more difficult in manufacturing. It’s no secret that manufacturing has…

Looking to Improve Your Hiring Experience? Then OWN IT!

Employers are often looking to make changes to their hiring process and candidate experience. Companies often…

The Benefits of Pursuing a Career Within the Trades

Did you know, for every $1.00 spent on manufacturing, $1.37 is added to the US economy?…

Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Finding Quality Candidates That Want To Work

There is an elephant in the room that recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals alike have…

Why Is Workforce And Manufacturing So Important To Us?

Well, first and foremost, we see so much meaning in those two. Your profession is an…

The Cleveland Comeback: How the Browns Making the Playoffs is a Metaphor for Our Region

The Cleveland Browns, along with the entire city and Browns Backers located across the country, celebrated…

An Attitude of Gratitude Part II

What a year. That’s what I assume will be the end of 2020 mantra, said from…

Celebrating Three Years Of Business: A Message From Our President

THREE. Three years ago was the birth of Rust Belt Recruiting. But it was a different…

The Future Of American Manufacturing

American manufacturing today looks much different than it did last century. In our last post, A Timeline…

A Timeline Of Significant Moments In American Manufacturing

October is considered Manufacturing Month in the United States. While there have been significant contributions to…

National Working Parents Day

Maintaining a job is one of the most important things a person can do. Providing not…

You Can’t Go Back to School Without Manufacturers

Most years, a hot summer concludes with a trip to pick out school supplies in preparation…

Recruiting vs. Staffing: Finding “Right-Fits” Over “Might-Fits”

More often than not, recruiting and staffing are words that are used synonymously. However, Rust Belt’s…

A Modern Memoir of Our Industrial Workforce

In early March 2020 a debut memoir came into the spotlight for its harrowing look at…

Hiring over Firing: the COVID-19 Edition

The storm around COVID-19 has been remarkable. Unprecedented. Even for the HR departments that have a…

An Attitude of Gratitude

What a confusing and frustrating time this is for all of us. As I began to…

The Ideal Candidate: Do you have the most sought after traits?

In early December, we had the opportunity to sit down with Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a non-profit workforce…

Sales Tax on Temporary Staffing: What do you think?

In early November, we had the chance to discuss an important issue to staffing and manufacturing:…

5 Steps to Ensure a Successful Temporary Employment Outcome

When you begin to look at utilizing temporary staffing services, there are a couple of things…

Getting More through Your Door

It is no secret that our country is amidst a growing epidemic within the skilled trades….

Choose to Address Substance Abuse

Employers faced with the challenging conversation around substance abuse are often ill equipped to handle it….

Overcoming Resistance to Change

Last week we had the opportunity to lead a webinar for the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association.  Ohio-based manufacturing professionals in…

Looking for Dedicated, Trained and Responsible Employees?

Has your business considered military veterans? Trained to follow orders, yet also to think and work…

After the Interviews: Time Kills All Deals

So you’ve had many interviews, some with candidates you like, some that are not a fit…

Career Fair at Rust Belt Recruiting

Rust Belt Recruiting is hosting a hiring fair on October 22nd and October 23rd from 9:00…

Apprenticeships in Manufacturing

What is an apprenticeship? The US Department of Labor defines an apprenticeship as an “earn and…

A Brief History of Steel – Then & Now

While early human societies made extensive use of materials like bronze, iron and stone, it was…

October is Manufacturing Month

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted have recognized October as Manufacturing Month. We…

Introducing Kamry

A common misconception about manufacturing is that factories are staffed with male-only roles. Though females have…

OMA: Ohio’s Manufacturing (Recruiting) Agency

Rust Belt Recruiting stands alone as the only recruiting and staffing agency members of the Ohio…

Proudly Celebrating Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is an initiative led annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that shines a light…

Recently Placed: Jon Brennan

Meet Jon Brennan, an avid fisher and single dad of three. Jon was born and raised…

Why Us: The Rust Belt Recruiting Edition

We are often challenging ourselves in what makes us different from other recruiting and staffing agencies….

What Keeps Our Clients Up at Night?

As the owner of a recruiting agency, I consistently witness the staffing challenges companies face. While…

Women Underrepresented in Manufacturing? Not For Long

In our recruiting experience, we often encounter the stereotype that construction and manufacturing jobs are solely…

Manufacturing Works Golf Outing

We are excited to sponsor Manufacturing Works scramble-format golf outing at Shale Creek Golf Club on Friday, August…

Rust Belt Supports Legislation to Improve Communities

Rust Belt Recruiting is proud to support House Bill 252 to enhance our local communities. The proposed Revised…

Recently Placed: Nef

Meet Neftali (“Nef”), who was hired as a Machinist for a local manufacturer in Lakewood. He brought…

We’re Honored to Support the Alzheimer’s Association on July 15

We feel strongly about causes that impact our community. Rust Belt Recruiting is extremely proud to be a…

How to Attract (and Keep) the Best Talent

It can seem like you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack when it comes…

Recently Placed: Dustin Taylor

Our goal is to help companies secure the best talent in the region. Meet Dustin Taylor…

What You Should Expect from a Good Staffing Company

Unemployment is at a 49-year low and the staffing industry is growing. However, statistics say performing below…

Why Right Now is the Best Time to Hire

On May 3, 2019, The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate has declined…

Event to Address Poverty and Workforce Development Challenges in NEO

As a recruiting firm, we know the labor shortage in our region is all too real….

Manufacturing Jobs are Cool Again

The notion of a career in manufacturing as a poor choice is a thing of the…

A Lucrative Alternative to Minimum Wage Jobs

Employment trends in the U.S. reflect that scores of workers are forced to hold multiple minimum…

Jazz Up Your Job Descriptions

Are you getting the candidates you really want? If you’re struggling to do so, make sure…

Community Counts at Work

Cool incentives and flashy marketing materials are attractive, but a vibrant work environment is really what…

Engaging Employees

Make it all about EVERYONE! Your best ideas come from people on the front lines, don’t…