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Workforce Management
Hiring great workers is a key to a successful business. The ISRI Workforce Management Toolkit is designed to help ISRI members recruit people into exciting careers in the recycling industry.

If you are having trouble finding employees, at all career levels and job functions, then take advantage of ISRI’s resource portal to amplify your search. All assets are free to members to download. Members may also choose to pay to have the collateral professionally printed and delivered.

The ISRI Workforce Management Toolkit contains a selection of marketing pieces members can use to attract qualified applicants to their business. Most of the marketing pieces are customizable and can include each company’s logo, website, phone number, and other text.

The following pieces of collateral:
  • Print Ads
  • Social Media Ads
  • Posters
  • Postcards
  • Brochure
Members are required to login to the website to access the online Marketing portal.

The toolkit also contains ISRI’s Recycling: A Career for the Future Video. As part of ISRI Studios Video Services, ISRI members have the following options to incorporate the video into their recruitment efforts:
  • Link to the video on the company’s social media, website, and presentations (no cost)
  • Order a downloadable file to upload to a company website, YouTube, or other video hosting service ($50)
  • Personalize the video with company logo and a call to action ($200)
  • In addition to personalizing the video, members can customize it to a specific commodity ($500)
Members can use the toolkit to spread the word about your career opportunities and create some buzz for the recycling industry. Strong marketing can grab the attention of someone who may have otherwise overlooked a great opportunity to be a part of your team!

See also a snapshot of the six-part series Jobs of Tomorrow to illustrate to candidates that Recycling is the future. The full six-part series can be found in ISRI Studios.


Olga Zamora
Primary Contact - Workforce Management
(202) 662-8505

Abigail Shaw

Primary Contact - Pathways
(202) 662-8537

economic impact

The 2022 Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey (Digital Edition) report is another important service provided by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) to its members. The report contains the most up-to-date compensation and benefits data for the recycling industry, covering over 80 different job codes for both salaried and hourly workers.

economic impact

The recycled materials industry is experiencing a workforce shortage. ISRI is providing its members with helpful guidance on recruiting and retention best practices. The resources provided are sufficiently broad to be useful to non-HR and HR Generalists in their recruiting and retention efforts

economic impact

The Institute for Scrap Industries (ISRI) initiated the Sustainability Pathways Program, which offers paid fellowship, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities for current and recent graduates. As Pathway participants, students are immersed in career opportunities in the recycled materials industry at one of our member companies.

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