The Greenline Report
News for Your Career in the Electronics Industry
Survey reveals steady U.S. hiring for 4th quarter
Abridged: Manpower Inc.
MILWAUKEE, WI -- U.S. employers plan to maintain a stable, yet cautious
approach toward hiring in the final quarter of 2007, according to the
results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey by Manpower Inc.
"It is not unexpected that U.S. employers have conservative hiring plans for
the fourth quarter," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, Chairman & CEO of Manpower
The seasonally adjusted survey results show that in the majority of industry
sectors the hiring pace is expected to remain steady during the final months
of 2007. Of the 14,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 27% expect to increase their
workforces during the fourth quarter of 2007, while 9% expect to trim their
payrolls. Fifty-eight percent expect no change in the hiring pace, and 6%
are undecided about their hiring plans.
"Companies that deal with producing goods are struggling, but the service
sector is doing very well," said Jonas Prising, President of Manpower North
America. "We can clearly see this trend in the survey results, with Services
employers reporting the strongest hiring intentions for the fourth quarter,
and those in the Manufacturing and Construction sectors coming in with
weaker employment projections.”
American boomers embark on new midlife careers
Abridged: Miami Herald
SACRAMENTO, CA -- MIAMI, FL -- A revolution may be changing the nature of work
and retirement in the United States -- people who, instead of fading from the
workforce in midlife, are embarking on second careers. The second half of life
would thus be a source of social and individual renewal.
The notion that 50-plus Americans are an untapped resource is gaining attention.
At the age of retirement, more and more baby boomers decide to begin a new
career. Many of them are looking for more than a paycheck. Forty years after
coming of age in the tumultuous '60s, they want meaningful work. Some even
decide to go back to school in order to finally have the job they were dreaming
off during their youth.
Corporations and nonprofits will have to change if they want to benefit from
Boomers' talents. They don't want the hassle of certain things, like having to
drive through rush-hour traffic to engage in volunteer work. For many of them,
opening a business is the best way to get the flexibility and control they want.
The most important thing for all boomers who embarked on a new career is to be
happy with their new job.
Job Seekers: Put your web savvy to work
Abridged: Wall Street Journal
Menlo Park, CA -- Whether seeking career advancement or scrambling in response
to job cuts like those hitting the mortgage industry, many workers are hunting
for new jobs. And many of them, even those who changed employers as recently as
a few years ago, are finding a job marketplace transformed by the Internet --
and one where Web savvy can be critical for success.
The economic climate isn't the best: U.S. employment last month fell for the
first time in four years, the Labor Department said Friday. (In reaction, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.9% for the day. It was down 1.8% for the
Fifty-year-old Larry Stewart of Chattanooga, Tenn., says his recent job
search, the first he'd had to conduct in nearly two decades, took place
almost entirely online. He started by perusing the job postings online. When
he found an ad for a district-manager job at a health-insurance firm, he
applied by completing an online form and uploading his resume. Mr. Stewart
used email to coordinate dates and times for interviews and, in preparation,
studied the firm's Web site. He received a job offer by email, taking a new
post at a 20% increase in salary.
Keeping your job search a secret while employed
Abridged: Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK, NY -- With 47 percent of current employees searching for new jobs
or planning to do so within the next year, according to Yahoo HotJobs,
conducting a search in secrecy is important if job seekers don't want to
jeopardize their current position or displease their higher-ups. A little
discretion -- and the features online job boards offer to allow people to
remain anonymous -- can help people avoid sabotaging a current position.
Attire can be a dead giveaway that an employee is interviewing elsewhere. If
your company is business casual and you show up at work in a suit on days
you are interviewing, it can raise red flags. For interviews that may last
longer than an hour, it may be wise to take a vacation or personal day.
Candidates should also be sure to separate their job from their search.
Under no circumstances should you use work e-mail or telephones to conduct
your job search. Instead create a private e-mail account for a search and
use a cell phone or home number on a resume. Aside from increasing your
chances of being exposed, using company resources to conduct a search could
rub potential hiring managers the wrong way and give the impression that
you're someone willing to abuse company time.
Easy to read resumes turn into job interviews
70 percent of job applicants make at least one mistake on their resumes,
according to an official from Clayton State University's Career Services office,
who was leading a resume writing seminar.
Bridgette McDonald, an associate director of the department, said applicants
commonly make the mistake of not doing a good job when they explain their
previous job experiences. She said employers typically spend 5 to 10 seconds
reading a resume, so applicants should find ways to quickly and effectively
explain themselves to an employer
resume is a portrait of you," McDonald told the attendees. "It's also your
advertisement. It's going to say to employers, "this is why you need to hire
me and this is what I can do for you." She told students that resumes, which
are simple, accurate, up-to date, clean, and easy to read, are the ones that
are most likely to catch the attention of a human resources manager.
Getting a degree pays off with higher salary
Abridged: San Francisco Chronicle
The federal government has recently released its latest look at how much
graduates make. The basic lesson: higher degrees usually bring higher
salaries. A person with a bachelor's degree earned on average 62 percent
more in 2006 than a typical high school graduate, according to the Bureau of
Labor Statistics. Someone with a master's degree made 18.5 percent more than
someone with a bachelor's degree.
"More education means more earning power," said bureau economist
The median annual salary for a high school graduate in 2006 was about
$30,940, according to the bureau. For college graduates with a bachelor's
degree, the median was $50,024. For those with a master's degree, it was
Higher degrees also lessen your chances of unemployment. Just 1.1 percent of
people with a professional degree - in, for example, law or medicine - were
unemployed in 2006, according to the bureau. The unemployment rate for high
school grads was almost 4 times as high: 4.3 percent. For people who didn't
finish high school, the rate jumped to 6.8 percent.
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Director of Engineering – California
Successful candidate will manager and direct the engineering staff Position
requires Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline and seven years of
progressively complex technical experience in PCB manufacturing.
Incumbent will be recognized for their achievement and technical
expertise within their field. Will interface with internal and external
customers. This position will be accountable for developing strategic plans and
process improvements in conjunction with the Engineering Team.
Strong understanding of DFM control essential, SPC and DOE.
Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a
management/leadership role in a mfg. environment.
Quality Engineer UK
Includes but not limited to: aiding in the analysis of products and processes to
elaborate response to current quality issues and work towards eliminating future
quality problems; responsibility over the customer complaint process including
writing of corrective action reports, development of quality improvement plans;
act as a liaison in planning, communicating and resolving quality issues; assist
in manufacturing and engineering in identifying and eliminating root cause
failures; prepare procedures related to the quality function; work the necessary
hours to fulfill the business demands.
Must have: 2 years in Quality Engineering activities, 2 years experience in
Printed circuit board manufacturing and/or assembly manufacturing environment,
ASQ certification strong knowledge of ISO requirements and MIL-31032/MIL55110,
good communication skills
Manager of Customer Service – China
Responsible for leading the Asian Service organization in support of all the
company's products in the region's installed base. Also responsible for
coordinating the support of Asian-based OEMs that sell products into other
Organize customer support activities for all the company's products in Asia
Provide leadership and direct management of the company's customer support
organizations in Asia
Interface with, manage, and control service subcontractors
Ensure the alignment of tactical Asian service activities with overall
strategies and objectives of the company's Global Services organization
Drive the growth initiatives of the Asian services business through the
marketing and support of value-added service offerings such as educational and
consulting services, contract sales, used equipment sales, product upgrades,
conversions, and refurbishment offerings
Manager of Customer Service – Germany
Responsible for leading the European Service
organization in support of all the company's products in the region's installed
base. Also responsible for coordinating the support of European-based OEMs that
sell products into other international regions.
Organize customer support activities for all the
company's products in Europe
Provide leadership and direct management of the
company's customer support organizations in Europe
Interface with, manage, and control service
Ensure the alignment of tactical European service
activities with overall strategies and objectives of the company's Global
Drive the growth initiatives of the European
services business through the marketing and support of value-added service
offerings such as educational and consulting services, contract sales, used
equipment sales, product upgrades, conversions, and refurbishment offerings
Quality Manager – California
has an opening for a senior level quality director that has experience
maintaining certifications, writing corrective actions to departments that are
violating written procedures. Candidate needs to have extensive background in
PCB manufacturing and ISO in a high technology product environment. Must have
strong customer interaction skills.
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