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Manufacturer Labor Insourcing vs. Outsourcing

March 21, 2020

A tight labor market with high demand for skilled workers has manufacturers constantly searching for labor. As a traditional method for filling gaps in your workforce, temporary agencies are a familiar option for filling a variety of skilled and unskilled positions. But there are serious drawbacks to this type of outsourcing, which is plagued by […]

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Manufacturing Labor Staffing: Business Partner or Vendor?

February 14, 2020

Who would you trust more to help fill your labor needs on the production floor, in the warehouse, on the dock, and throughout your plant: a business partner or a vendor? With unemployment at a record-low, the labor market has become increasingly competitive and manufacturers are struggling to source and retain talent. Traditionally, temp staffing […]

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3 Ways to Protect Your Workforce from the Novel Coronavirus

February 13, 2020

In the wake of quarantines, travel bans and mandatory masks, many organizations are taking preventive measures to stop the potential spread of coronavirus among their employees. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new coronavirus strain of easily spread respiratory virus in humans and other mammals. The coronavirus is concentrated in Asia but cases in U.S. […]

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How to Satisfy Your Janitorial Needs Once & For All: Partner vs. Vendor

February 12, 2020

Can you trust your cleaning service to keep you tour-ready, audit-ready and employee-ready, every day – without micromanaging them? It isn’t hard to find a cleaning service. So why is it so hard to find one that can get the job done without constant oversight and supervision? What would it take to keep your facility […]

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Managed Labor Functions Recently Performed at Manufacturing Facilities

December 10, 2019

As part of our managed labor staffing service for manufacturers, we provide a wide variety of services across multiple skill levels. Here’s a sampling of the services we provided this year to our customers: Material Handling & Forklift Driver We use our customers’ systems, pick sheets and RFID scanners for a turnkey approach to effective workforce […]

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How to Overcome 5 Temp Staffing Problems to Meet More Plant KPIs

December 4, 2019

We recently conducted a market research study focused on the use of temp staffing in large manufacturing plants. Here is what the plant managers we interviewed described as the top five drawbacks of using temps: Inconsistent attendance and performance Attitude can be more negative and non-committal compared to full-time employees Management of temp staffers is […]

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LACOSTA & St. Jude’s Run/Walk 2019

October 11, 2019

At LACOSTA, we believe in giving back to our community, which is why we work with organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is a leading children’s hospital treating childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push childhood cancer survival rates from 20% to 80% and they share […]

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Case Study: Managed Labor Keeps the Gears Moving for Auto Parts Manufacturer

September 26, 2019

Consistent labor in the manufacturing industry can be hard to come by and even harder to retain. With industry turnover rates that often exceed 400% for temporary workers, utilizing managed labor is becoming an increasingly popular solution. When one automotive supplier in Chicago needed a more permanent and efficient way to fill gaps in its […]

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How to Make Manufacturing Employees Happy

September 19, 2019

After four decades of providing managed labor for Fortune 500 manufacturers, we’ve learned a few things about keeping employees happy in your plant. After all, our employees serve as your employees, and achieving KPIs across the board is far easier with happy and engaged people. Culture: A Career vs. Day Labor Keeping morale high and […]

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Case Study: Manufacturer Finds Outsourced Janitorial Service Doesn’t Have to Be a Messy Job

September 12, 2019

Automotive Manufacturer Saves 500 Hours of Management Time Per Year by Trusting LACOSTA as Their Managed Janitorial Service Provider When a global auto parts supplier set out to find a new janitorial contractor for two Midwestern manufacturing sites last year, the situation was grim. The company’s current janitorial services provider was plagued by turnover, shortages […]

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