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Career in the Interconnect Industry
New Year is opportune time for
Abridged: PR Newswire
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The first of the year is
the best time for a job seeker to look for a new position, according to 41
percent of recruiters who completed the eighth edition of the quarterly
Executive Recruiter Index, released today by Korn/Ferry International.
Spring was the second most popular response, cited by nearly one third (32
percent) of respondents, followed by fall (22 percent), summer (three
percent) and the holiday season (two percent).
"The start of a new year is an ideal time for executives to consider fresh
beginnings and explore new opportunities and challenges," said Joe
Griesedieck, vice chairman of Korn/Ferry International. "Additionally,
employers -- many of whom are embarking on a new fiscal year -- are
generally bullish and may be ready to pursue hiring plans that were put
aside during the busy holiday season."
The survey also examined various networking techniques and how job seekers
can best attract a recruiter's attention. According to recruiters, engaging
in regular social interactions is the most effective networking method for
job seekers. Also effective are membership in business or trade
associations, attendance at conferences and seminars, and involvement with
Grant awarded to help veterans
Abridged: U.S. Newswire
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Labor Department
has awarded a $99,000 non-competitive grant to help veterans uprooted by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita find jobs. "Homeless veterans face special
challenges in rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the two
hurricanes," said Charles B. Ciccolella, assistant secretary of labor for
veterans' employment and training. "This grant will help veterans who are
resettling in several Texas communities access the job training and
placement services they need to find work and build a better life."
American GI Forum, National Veterans Outreach Program Inc., San Antonio,
will receive the emergency funding for a grant period ending June 30 to
service the Texas communities of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Houston.
Administered by the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training
Service, the Veterans Workforce Investment Program grant is intended to help
34 veterans and place 24 of them in jobs at an average wage of $9.82 an
These grants help veterans from targeted groups overcome employment barriers
and ease their transition into unsubsidized jobs. Through these programs,
veterans receive skills assessment, individual job counseling, labor market
information, classroom or on-the-job training, skills upgrading and
retraining, placement assistance and crucial follow-up services.
Graduate into a great new job
Abridged: USNews.com LOS ANGELES, CA
-- Those new to the job market may wonder, "Why would an employer want a new
graduate, with so little real-world experience?" For several reasons. As
somebody fresh out of school, you probably have plenty of energy and time,
so you're less likely to balk when your boss gives you a project that
requires extra hours.
Your technical skills are probably more current than those of someone who
has been out of school for a couple of decades. And you're cheap: You
probably cost half of what a 45-year-old expects. Even your inexperience can
be a plus because an employer needn't rid you of the "bad habits" you
learned from your previous employer.
Older workers: Tips on
preparing your resume
Abridged: AARPBulletin LOS
ANGELES, CA -- Career counselor Jan Cannon offers these tips on preparing your
- Highlight your skills and
experience that relate to the job for which you are applying to.
- Emphasize results and
accomplishments at previous jobs. Include, for example, how many people you
supervised and how much money you generated for the company. In other words,
quantify as much as you can.
- Keep the focus off your age by
including only the last 10 years or so of your work experience and remove
college graduation and other telling dates.
- List professional development
activities that demonstrate your willingness to learn and update your
- Confine your resume to two pages.
Survey: Hiring will remain
strong in '06
Abridged: Kansas City Business Journal
KANSAS CITY, MO -- Fifty-three percent of
Midwestern employers expect to hire more employees in 2006, compared with 55
percent in the South and West and 50 percent in the Northeast, according to
survey results CareerBuilder.com recently released. Nationwide, customer
service is the top job hiring managers said they will recruit for in 2006.
Other high-demand jobs include sales, retail, information technology,
accounting/finance and health care
Twenty percent of hiring managers surveyed said they will recruit in bulk --
adding more than 50 new employees to their staffs in 2006. Ten percent said
they will recruit more than 100 employees. The majority of hiring managers
surveyed said they will recruit most during the first half of 2006.
"Despite record energy costs and the destruction caused by hurricanes and
other disasters in the U.S., the nation's economy has managed to expand at a
healthy pace and is paving the way for a sturdy job market in 2006," Matt
Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.com, said in the release. "After creating
over 2 million jobs in 2005, the U.S. is expected to add 2 million more in
2006, according to economist estimates.”
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currently seeking qualified candidates for these positions. If you are, or know
someone who is, interested please contact us.
Regional Sales Manager PCB – Italy
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Regional Sales Manager PCB – Germany
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Director of Operations (China)
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National Sales Manager – Southwest – Quick Turn Prototype Shop – Please
Process Engineers (Asia)
Multiple positions available for candidates possessing five plus years of
printed circuit board experience. Please call for more information.
CAM Engineer (Valor) Rocky Mountains, Midwest & Southwest
Under general supervision utilizes workstation to create & inspect
manufacturing toolings from customers' data files. Modifies various aspects of
PCB image, e.g., line widths, pad sizes, date codes, etc., to comply with
specific Engineering standards. Completes required documentation and signoffs on
the completed files. Processes package along to Documentation Control. Performs
required file maintenance
1st, 2nd and 3rd shift positions available.
Regional Sales Manager PCB –
France & Spain – Please Call
Regional Sales Manager – UK and Scandinavia
The candidate will be
in charge of the sales of The Company products for electronic assembly in the UK
and Scandinavia. He is also in charge of the first front technical support. He
will be reporting to the “electronic business unit manager”, who in his turn
reports to the GM.
requires substantial travel. Our sales organization is both geographical and by
key accounts (Nordic and UK ones). The position overlooks direct and
To be successful
in this position, one should possess a strong background in sales management of
technical products. The electronic activity is very technical: this is the “sale
of a result” or the “customer validation of a solution offered by The Company
within his process”. The success requires necessarily a teamwork between
research / application / implementation / and sales.
soldering products and application’s experience in electronic assembly
environment is preferred.
Languages: English (French is a plus).
Operations – Southwest
is PCB manufacturer in Southern California seeks an experienced operations
manager in PCB fabrication. Strengths in manufacturing planning and systems,
High volume and quick turn. Military and commercial product. Will oversee
all aspects of a successful three shift operation. Must have a strong
working knowledge of the printed circuit board manufacturing/engineering
Quality Manager – Southwest
Our client has an opening for a senior level quality manager that
has experience maintaining certifications, writing corrective actions to
departments that are violating written procedures. Candidate needs to
have extensive background in PCB manufacturing, mil spec, ISO, in a high
technology product environment. Must have strong customer interaction skills.
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