EJ Ajax a Model for Fighting Long-Term Unemployment

Tackling the issue of long-term unemployment is currently on the nation’s mind. The White House awarded almost $170 million earlier this week in “Ready to Work Partnership” grants that are designed to prepare long-term unemployed individuals for attaining jobs. Where the Jobs Are, part one of a four-part series by USA Today, illuminates the importance of widening the career pipeline in order to fill the significant and growing demand for […]

Erick Ajax To Speak At Workforce Symposium

Erick Ajax, co-owner of EJ Ajax & Sons, will offer valuable insight and experience on critical workforce issues at the November 18 Symposium on Manufacturing Workforce Solutions in Washington, DC. Join Erick Ajax and fellow presenters Jackie Hogan, General Manager of Human Resources at Toyota, and Lorcán Ó hÓbáin, Senior Program Manager at Skillnets Ltd., along with moderator Jennifer McNelly, President of The Manufacturing Institute, as they go deep on the […]

EJ Ajax Shares Best Practices In Workforce Development

If you’re planning to attend the 2014 FABTECH expo in Atlanta, you won’t want to miss the Metalforming Pioneer Company Panel Discussion, taking place on Tuesday, November 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. There is no cost to attend the event, but space is limited. This special panel will feature a presentation from Metalforming Pioneer Award recipient EJ Ajax and Sons. Erick Ajax will […]

Knowledge Capital and the Post-Industrial Society

41 years ago, American sociologist Daniel Bell coined the term “post-industrial” in his book The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting. Bell predicted that America would transition from the production of goods to the production of services, with few companies remaining to directly manufacture hard goods.  Was he right?

EJ Ajax Pushes To Hire Long-term Unemployed

In January, the U.S. Government engaged with America’s businesses to develop best practices for hiring and recruiting the long-term unemployed to ensure that these candidates receive a fair shot during the hiring process. EJ Ajax is actively participating in this program and is working with an expanded set of talent channels to help the company select qualified long-term unemployed candidates. 

HTC Message Monday Features EJ Ajax Visit

Message Monday 091514Hennepin Technical College Message Monday, a weekly publication from the Office of HTC President Cecilia Cervantes, featured the September 9 visit by the EJ Ajax team of Erick Ajax, Riley Breardsley and Patt Patterson. View The Publication

Hennepin Technical College Visit

Erick Ajax, Co-Owner EJ Ajax, along with colleagues Riley Breardsley and Patt Patterson discuss Mfg Day HeavyMetal2014 internships/scholarship opportunities with Hennepin Technical College Students on September 9, 2014. Both Patt and Riley are current students in the two year degree machine tool program at Hennepin Technical College. Riley is just finishing his last two classes and Patt just started his 2nd year. All 55 HTC students are watching the EJ […]

Veterans Make A Difference At EJ Ajax

Editor’s Note:  This story appeared as a guest column in the July 20 issue of The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Twincities.com. Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant Jose Chavarria had a very serious assignment: keep his Boeing CH-46 helicopters functioning properly so the pilots could keep the choppers, and their payloads of up to 24 Marines, in the air. It was risky business. Mortar and missile attacks were frequent and deadly. Losses […]

EJ Ajax Scholarships Featured on KARE 11 News

The company is offering scholarships to first year students Metalforming company EJ Ajax was featured in a May 27 news segment on Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11.  The news report focused on how 2-year technical training institutions help companies develop and recruit hard-to-find manufacturing employees. EJ Ajax was featured in the news segment because the company is offering scholarships to first year students to make sure the company can […]

EJ Ajax In Manufacturing Institute Spotlight

EJ AJax has been featured by The Manufacturing Insitute in their Skills Certification System Best Practice Spotlight.  Download The PDF “Our employee-colleagues are taking full advantage of up to $5,000 per year in tuition assistance provided by our company.  Many have completed associate degrees, others are finishing four-year degrees,” said Co-Owner Erick Ajax.  “They have earned dozens of  NIMS  skills credentials and are  successfully ascending a career ladders as professional metal […]