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Help Wanted! Our 2017 Industry Hiring SurveyFebruary 3, 2017 | I-Connect007
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January 2017: This month we conducted an industry survey on plans for hiring during the year. Included here is a summary of the results. We started by simply asking, “Do you plan to hire additional people this year?” More than half of the respondents answered yes while about a third said no—which we take as an optimistic sign that our industry plans to expand in 2017.
And, while we didn’t ask how many people per company, it can be noted by the responses to Question 2 that those companies are planning to hire on average 2.5 people this year.
Plus, based on Question 3 responses, a great deal of that will take place in the first half of the year.
It is interesting to note that the bulk of the planned new hires will be in technical and operations areas (line operators, process engineers and the like) with few in administration and management. As expected, a good number of sales and customer service personnel will also be added. We believe this points to a general flattening of internal structure and a real expansion in the industry.
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For this month's PCBAA Member Profile, the focus is on Hari Pillai, president, Technology Components, Sanmina. Hari says, "I think I’ve had a good dose of luck throughout my career. But beyond luck, I had a vision to become a general manager as far back as my undergraduate years. I made all my career decisions based on that. My evaluation criteria was always, “How does this opportunity get me closer to my goal?” Sometimes opportunities come from unexpected places."
American Standard Circuits to Exhibit at the 60th Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium and Convention 202312/05/2023 | American Standard Circuits
West Chicago, Illinois-based PCB fabricator American Standard Circuits will be exhibiting at this year’s Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium to be held from December 11 through the 13th in National Harbor, Maryland.
Mycronic AB has received an order for an SLX mask writer from a new customer in Asia. The order value is in the range of USD 5-7 million. Delivery of the system is planned for the first quarter of 2025.
About 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Mexico City lies Queretaro, an area rich in history, with stone streets and public squares, and which twice has been the country’s capital. But it’s also quickly becoming a global capital of electronics manufacturing, especially aeronautics, and was the location for the first IPC Day Mexico this past June.
The third session in iNEMI’s Counterfeit Components series which will be hold Thursday, December 7, 2023 / 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. EST (US), will look at emerging technologies for detection and mitigation. We will also look at what is ahead for hardware security and review results of an industry survey regarding experiences with counterfeit components and strategies used to mitigate risk.