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Semper Workforce Solutions Reveals Results of Q3 2022 Survey


Semper Workforce Solutions has released the results of the 2022 third quarter survey of the printing and packaging industries. The report’s headline, Economic Shifts Impact Confidence Going into Q4, hints at how interesting the next few months will be.

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Changing Landscape of the Work Environment


Consider the person in the position when redefining a role at work If you didn’t notice the post-pandemic shift in the workplace, you probably retired during it. For the rest of us, it’s anything but business as usual. There are worker shortages across many industries, and gainfully employed people may still be working from home. […]

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Semper Workforce Solutions Announces The Third Quarter Employer Economic Survey


October 23, 2022 — Semper Workforce Solutions launches the 2022 Q3 survey of printing and packaging companies – a look-back of the quarter’s high level financial data, recruitment strategies, and general state-of-the-business. The quarterly survey invites employers to participate, and all submissions are held confidential. The Semper Team’s final analysis is shared in the quarterly […]

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Want to build your own workforce? Try an apprenticeship program.


Printing has a long history of apprenticeship programs from the earliest days of the craft. From the craftsman’s guild halls of ancient Rome to today’s journeyman and master printers, from Ben Franklin’s printing enterprises to the union halls of just a few decades ago—the printing industry knows how to grow its own.

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Semper Workforce Solutions Reveals Results of Q2 2022 Survey


September 29, 2022 — Semper Workforce Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 second quarter survey of printing and packaging companies, including: commercial printing, packaging, display and large format graphics, apparel and decorating, and others. The quarterly survey provides insights to how the industry is doing as a whole and how respondents […]

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New Semper website makes hiring print and graphics employees even easier


Sept. 22, 2022 (Boston, Mass.) — Semper Group is thrilled to unveil its new website, SemperLLC.com, at a time when hiring in the print and graphics industry has become immensely challenging. “As the largest specialized staffing agency for the print and packaging media production industry, we see it as our responsibility to make fast, relevant, […]

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Recession-proof your staff


A recession may be in our immediate future. Employers in the print, marketing and graphics industries need to think about how they can hire, train and retain workers even as inflation goes up, materials cost more, and companies spend less. People are the best investment over time and will give you resiliency during and after the downturn. 

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Ready, set, GO!


GONE are the days when a company had the luxury of a three-to-five-step interview process, 60 pages of required forms to fill out, 10-panel drug tests, and international criminal background screenings. The labor market is so tight that, in some cases, employers need to make an offer on the spot—likely competing with counter offers already on the table.

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Want the best talent today? Write the best job posting.


If you are in the recruiting business—or any business with employees—you know how different the job market is from just a few years ago. First of all, it is tight. So tight, employers in manufacturing, education, and even government have been experiencing a worker shortage for more than two years now. Of course, commercial printers are no exception.

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Personalized Employee Benefits Help Create a Motivated Workforce When Cash Flow is Tight


So you want to hire and retain a talented and enthusiastic workforce while costs are up and workers have more choices than ever before? It’s easier than it sounds. Find out what motivates the people you want to hire, and find a way to give it to them.

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