News for Your Career in the Electronics
Find your passion
and plan ahead
LearningAndLife.com NEW YORK, NY
-- Between the ages of 20 and 70, most of us will spend one third of our
life at work. That's a whole lot of time to spend in frustration or
unhappiness. Government statistics show that 1 out of every 5 people change
jobs each year. If you're unhappy in your career - now is the time to get a
Find your passion and plan ahead. Don't wait until you're desperate to quit
your job. You should consider what you're good at and what you enjoy doing.
Then research your industry and get yourself excited about your new career
before you start it. Make sure you choose your new industry wisely. Taking
time to research industries will reward you in the end. Know the business
before jumping in. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has information that can
help you learn about how strong an industry is.
Always be flexible. Sure, an internship doesn't sound great, but could it
get you a job? Lower-paying positions can sometimes be the ticket to
long-term roles with growth potential if you show employers that you know
your stuff in the first few months of a new job.
healthy employment conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The number of U.S.
workers applying for jobless benefits declined by a steeper-than-expected
20,000 last week to 308,000, a level indicating still-healthy employment
conditions. The latest figures from the Labor Department cover the week
ending Nov. 4 and compare with Wall Street forecasts for claims of 315,000,
versus a revised 328,000 the previous week. This was initially reported as
327,000 applications for aid.
A Labor Department official said there were no special factors impacting the
data from last week. The four-week moving average - seen as a more
representative gauge of underlying employment trends - inched down to
311,250 from 311,500 the week before. The number of people who remained on
the benefits rolls after drawing an initial week of aid increased by 43,000
to 2.45 million in the week ended Oct. 28, the latest week for which data
are available. This compared with a consensus forecast of 2.43 million
Jobs data are under even closer-than-usual scrutiny after a sharp fall in
the unemployment level in October to 4.4 percent, from 4.6 percent the
previous month, tightening labor market conditions. Economists took this as
a sign of potential wage inflation pressures that might worry the Federal
Companies not doing
enough to retain employees
Execunet.com NORWALK, CT -- With
the unemployment rate recently falling to a five-year low of 4.6% and job
growth at the executive-level rising sharply, a recent survey conducted by
ExecuNet, the executive career management and recruiting network, reveals
corporate efforts to hold on to top talent are coming up short, as nearly
three in four executives are unhappy at work.
According to the survey of 102 employed executives with an average salary of
$192,000, 73% are "somewhat unsatisfied" or "not satisfied" with their
current job - up from 67% in December 2005. Of those who report being
unhappy at work, 87% say they are planning to leave their company within the
next six months.
Eroding corporate loyalty and a very tight job market are a dangerous duo
for Corporate America. Given the quality and quantity of new job
opportunities being created every day, companies need to take a long and
hard look at why their key leaders may be looking to jump ship. Companies
that fail to keep their executives engaged are essentially creating an
attractive candidate pipeline for competitors.
No degree? No
StarTribune.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN --
While the top-paying jobs require post-secondary education, that doesn't mean
you can't find a career that pays well without a college degree. The Bureau of
Labor Statistics lists these well-paying careers that don't require
Traffic Technician: Requirements: High school diploma. Average
Human Resources Assistant: Requirements: High school diploma or
GED and computer proficiency. Average pay: $33,250.
Bill and Account Collector: Requirements: High school diploma and
computer proficiency. Average pay: $29,460.
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collector: Requirements: 18 years
of age and able to pass a physical exam. Average pay: $28,810.
Library Technician: Requirements: High school diploma and computer
proficiency. Average pay: $26,720.
Don't Stop Learning. Though these jobs
require a minimal amount of education, that's not to suggest one should stop
pursuing personal enrichment through ongoing education. Even the jobs that
pay a decent wage with no college degree still require extensive on the job
Getting the inside
scoop on out-of-town employers
CareerJournal.com LOS ANGELES, CA
-- Believe it or not, it can be easier to obtain information from afar than
it is to get the inside scoop on a company down the street. Maybe it's a
desire to make an out-of-towner's experience hassle-free, but prospective
employers sometimes seem just a little more accommodating when you explain
that you'll be coming from quite a distance. Call directly and ask for an
annual report and product literature. Don't hesitate to strike up a brief
but inquisitive conversation with anyone you speak to.
The accessibility of online resources has revolutionized the job search.
Check the company's website, which you may find surprisingly revealing.
Hoovers.com and Vault.com should provide objective information to support
what you find on the company's site. Also follow the local newspaper trail
to discover the community's perspective on the company's corporate
Round out print and online sources with the human element. Find someone --
an old college roommate, family friend, vendor, former co-worker,
professional-association contact -- who works at the company and is willing
to provide the inside scoop.
need your help; listed below are five very rewarding positions that we need
qualified referrals for. If the person you refer for one of these five
positions is hired we’ll send you a $100.00 gift card. For a complete list of
all open jobs please visit us at
Seeking a professional
energetic Account Manager with passion for excellence in customer satisfaction.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent
organizational and follow-up skills; multi-tasking, high energy individual;
through understanding of the PCB manufacturing process. Experience with flex and
Responsible for all
engineering activities, including technology road maps, research and
development, processing engineering, product engineering, and revenue generation
for a Printed Circuit Board facility. Requires a Bachelor's Degree. Direct
manufacturing experience a big plus.
– East Coast
Direct and manage operations of a $10M PCB manufacturing facility to meet the
following metrics: On time delivery, damage/yield, productivity, safety,
customer satisfaction, cost budget. Develop people: Customer focused ongoing
means of involving and developing all employees; continuously improve employee
relations. Drive TQC/Continuous improvement: Prioritize and improve processes,
improve product quality. Provide leadership: Vision, communications, motivating
others, expect, inspect and enforce. Must have five plus years of PCB
manufacturing experience. Offers a competitive benefit package.
Product Engineer – 2nd & 3rd Shift
Overview of Core Responsibilities: Assist in building complex hire
product under the guidance of senior personnel. Ability to carry a project
through to completion. To train in all aspects of PCB manufacturing and bring
enhancements to the process from that experience. Maintain detailed training
log. Expedite jobs to maintain adherence to predetermined schedule. Submit ideas
to support and improve process and product development.
Analyze the cost of specific R&D type work, and prepare recommendations as to
the viability of certain product types.
Critical Success Factors: Interpersonal skills, attention to detail, team
player, and materials science background or prior high performance PCB
manufacturing experience (exotic materials, heat sinks, metal core PCBs,
sequentially laminated PCBs)
Education Required: Engineering or Technical degree
Special Skill(s) Required: Willingness to learn, strong work ethic,
self-motivator and basic computer skills
Process Chemical Engineer – Plating
(Midwest & East Coast)
Primary responsibility is
sustaining of processes in the Plating area in support of the manufacturing
of printed circuit boards. Responsible for production support, process
evaluation, and improvement of manufacturing processes utilizing statistical
experimental methodologies, DOE (Design of Experiments), project management
for capital equipment justification and installation of high velocity
production systems. Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, suppliers,
and customers. Specific expertise in electrolytic and electroless plating
techniques desired. Requires exceptional, demonstrated ability in both
technical circuit board technology techniques, and general communication and
leadership skills. Bachelor or Master of Science in Chemical Engineering,
Industrial / Manufacturing or related field preferred with 3-5 years
experience in circuit board manufacturing.
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