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The Greenline Report

News for Your Career in the Interconnect Industry

February 2006

 

New Year is opportune time for job seekers
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 alumni organizations.

Grant awarded to help veterans find jobs
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 hour.

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 resume:

  • 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 skills.
  • Confine your resume to two pages.

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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.”

News We Missed
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We are currently seeking qualified candidates for these positions. If you are, or know someone who is, interested please contact us.

Regional Sales Manager PCB – Italy – Please call

Regional Sales Manager PCB – Germany – Please Call

Director of Operations (China) – Please call

National Sales Manager – Southwest
– Quick Turn Prototype Shop – Please call

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

Departmental Supervisors

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.

This position requires substantial travel. Our sales organization is both geographical and by key accounts (Nordic and UK ones). The position overlooks direct and distributors’ sales.

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.

Knowledge of soldering products and application’s experience in electronic assembly environment is preferred.

Languages: English (French is a plus).

Director of Operations – Southwest
Our client 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 processes.

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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