Advanced Manufacturing Career Path
The Manufacturing Industry is a great place to work if you’re interested in well-paying jobs in a hands-on environment.
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry Guide
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Industry News and Updates
Safari Ltd. to open first toy store in Nocatee (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- Educational toy manufacturer and distributor Safari Ltd. announced plans July 9 to open its first retail store, ToyTopia, in St. Johns County. The Nocatee Town Center store...
One Job, Two Good Candidates—Would You Hire for Attitude or Aptitude? (Courtesy of IndustryWeek) -- It might seem silly to narrow candidates down based on a single ability or trait. Based on decades in the industry, though, I can say very genuinely that the ability to...
Census Report: Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in June (Courtesy of Industry Week) -- Manufacturing employment crept up slowly last month. On July 2, the Census Bureau’s latest Employment Situation report showed that goods-manufacturing businesses hired 15,000 more...
Niagara Bottling developing $70 million plant in Middleburg (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- California-based Niagara Bottling LLC is preparing to build a $70 million, 550,000-square-foot beverage manufacturing facility in Middleburg. The Clay County...
Will U.S. Manufacturers Benefit From a Stronger ‘Buy American’ Policy? (Courtesy of SupplyChainBrain.com) -- President Biden’s executive order reaffirming the “Buy American” policy for federal government contracting is meant to close the loopholes that have...
Treace Medical CEO sees room for growth (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- Treace Medical Concepts Inc. projects revenue to grow by more than 50% this year, but its CEO sees room for bigger growth. “We are addressing a market where there is a large unmet...
Meet Roben Faircloth, Advanced Manufacturing Industry Manager
Roben Faircloth is the Manufacturing sector manager at CareerSource NEFL.
Roben is a native Floridian, born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communications. Upon graduation, she taught English in Tokyo, Japan for three years.
Before joining CareerSource, Roben was the Program Manager for the Florida TRADE Grant at Florida State College at Jacksonville working to help students prepare to enter the field of manufacturing and help those employed in manufacturing, improve their skills. Florida State College, CareerSource, and First Coast Manufacturing partnered on this highly successful grant. Prior to working with the TRADE grant, she was an Enrollment Development Coordinator at FSCJ working with area high schools to introduce students to their post-secondary opportunities. She served on advisory boards for many area high schools including Peterson, Englewood, Forrest, and Wolfson.