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Posted July 16, 2012 by

Despite 30,000 Job Cuts by HP, Still Shortage of Professionals in Digital and Tech

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & ChristmasPlanned layoffs that will impact 30,000 workers at computer giant Hewlett-Packard helped push job cuts announced by technology-sector firms to their highest level in three years, according to a report on tech-sector downsizing released Monday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Technology firms, including those in computer, electronics, and telecommunications, combined to announce 51,529 job cuts in the first half of 2012, a 260 percent increase from the 14,308 cuts announced during the same period a year ago.  The midyear total is, in fact, 39 percent higher than the 2011 yearend total of 37,038.  It is the largest midyear total since 2009, when the sector announced 118,108 job cuts in the first six months of the year.

The surge in tech-sector job cuts occurred amid an increase in overall job cuts.  However, the 283,091 job cuts announced across all industries in the first half of 2012 were up just 15 percent from the 245,806 total industry job cuts at the same point last year. (more…)

Posted April 24, 2012 by

Interview With An Engineer

I am a principle engineer and work in the field of telecommunications. I have worked in wire and cable/telecommunication for the past 23 years.

I develop new products and processes for manufacturing telecommunication cables. First, a potential project is identified. Then a plan for developing the product is made. Upon having an approved plan we identify the equipment that is necessary and the processes that are needed to make the proposed product, order any tooling or materials that are necessary, and then develop the manufacturing process to make the product. Once the product is made it then goes through a series of tests to make sure that it meets the requirements. If not, we identify the potential solutions and do further testing. (more…)