workforce, succession planning, career development

Georgia manufacturers aim to win over young adults

By the Gainesville Times

Apr 06, 2015

Tough. Dirty. Low-paying.

Those are just a few of the things Arielle Holland had in mind when she first considered taking a job at Baldor Electric Co., a manufacturer with a plant in Flowery Branch, Ga.

“Before I worked here, I had a very stereotypical view of factories in my head,” said the 18-year-old Johnson High School senior. Stereotypes, however, are meant to be upended. With experience, reality replaces the cliche.

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