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Permatemping: A Co-Employment Time Bomb for Manufacturers

May 2, 2019
Permatemping: A Co-Employment Time Bomb for Manufacturers

According to a recent Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) report, there are approximately 1.5 million temp manufacturing workers. Plant managers have relied on temp agencies and the temp-to-hire model to help deal with labor shortages. This reliance on temps has caused...
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Reduce Factory Accidents with White Paint

April 23, 2019
Reduce Factory Accidents with White Paint

Did you know that you can reduce recordable incidents and factory fatigue simply by painting your ceilings and walls white? The wisdom and evidence of this is over 100 years old and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. From...
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Plant KPIs Flashing Red? Think Managed Labor…

April 16, 2019
Plant KPIs Flashing Red? Think Managed Labor…

LACOSTA’s Managed Labor Helps Turn Red KPIs to Green by Ending Labor Shortages & Ensuring a Quality of Work Because We Track KPIs Like You Do The effectiveness of plant management is measured by key performance indicators (KPIs), and that’s...
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Get Off the Temp Training Treadmill

April 2, 2019
Get Off the Temp Training Treadmill

As the US unemployment rate hovers near all time lows, most manufacturing plants continue to see challenges in using temporary workers to fill line labor, material handling and other production support roles. With staffing agreement language that often prevents a...
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How a Dirty Office Causes Bigger Problems than Dirt

March 11, 2019
How a Dirty Office Causes Bigger Problems than Dirt

You may not believe it, but offices can be dangerous places to work. A recent study by Hloom.com found that office coffee pot handles produce bacteria levels 34 times higher than a school toilet seat. The average office keyboard, computer...
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2017 Annual St. Jude Walks/Runs

September 28, 2017
2017 Annual St. Jude Walks/Runs

This year LACOSTA team members attended six St. Jude Marathons across the United States: Memphis, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Baton Rouge and Washington D.C. We are so proud to partner with St. Jude and grateful to be able to extend the...
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Staying Safe in the Heat!

July 28, 2017
Staying Safe in the Heat!

Heat Illnesses Can be Fatal; Would You Know What to Do? Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you’re hardly aware of it – unless your body...
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