Hiring: How to Find the Right People

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The MRO industry will need to recruit 556,000 NEW technicians over the next two decades to meet the projected civil aviation growth, according to Boeing's global forecast. And given the high numbers of technicians who will be retiring over the next several years, that number could be even higher. The big question is: what are companies doing about it?

Timco Aviation Services has been actively working with local schools for several years. A recent CNBC report at Timco's Greensboro, N.C. facilities pinpoints reaching out to elementary, middle and high schools--as well as community colleges and universities--for effective outreach.

Speaking of outreach, earlier this year Aviation Week surveyed airlines, MROs and schools in the Middle East to ascertain the supply and demand for technicians and engineers. This region, according to Boeing, will need to recruit 53,100 new technicians over the next 20 years. Our survey points out a workforce shortage already exists, as does differing expectations between the industry and educators.

This is a local problem--but a global one, too.

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on Oct 22, 2015

Once again, an article has been published with the headline objective..."How to find the right people"

The article failed to delineate a single word regarding 'how'. 'Outreach; is not definitive of 'how'...

The entire MRO global community - has long known - there is a shortage of 'hands on labor personnel with skills' - everybody knows that. The demonstrable fact is that no one - no company - and no consultant is accomplishing anything in an effort to reverse the trend.

That's because no one - no company - and no consultant knows - precisely - 'what' to do.

I wrote a book about the myriad deficiencies within MRO facilities - and devoted an entire chapter to eliminating any shortage of skilled labor personnel. I studied the problems and solved MOST of them.

I'm still campaigning to get into a position to implement the changes needed to turn an MRO around, make it profitable and a good place to work.

Those MRO's which are struggling to secure customers, losing people, fighting with compliance issues and inadequate cash flow - need to do...'something'...

Time is of the essence. What are you going to do?

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