CEOs: As the economy recovers, sweeten the deal for techies and don’t take them for granted

As the economy recovers, companies need to sweeten the deal for its employees, can’t take employees for granted, not anymore. Due to the most recent recession many companies have been taking advantage of the vast number of unemployed tech professionals to choose from by paying them lower salaries and not offering meaningful raises (or any raise at all) for a number of years now.

For the past few years tech professionals have considered themselves lucky enough just by having a job, and not expecting anything more such as bonuses, training and pay raises. That is changing. Sigue leyendo

5 effective and simple ways to find a job using social media

When looking for a job, many people still use online job boards such as Monster.com, Dice.com, CareerBuilder.com, etc… these are all great sites and they have a ton of tech related jobs in their sites. However, it is not a secret that just like you, many other people go to these sites to search for jobs as well, and the problem is that when you submit your resume to a company you are interested on, your resume will end up in some inbox somewhere, along with hundreds of resumes from other people interested in that same job. Sigue leyendo

Applied Materials to hire 200 workers in Austin, TX

It’s been 3 years since Applied Materials Inc. added full-time jobs in Austin, TX.

The maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment said last Monday that it is adding more than 200 jobs over the next three months. About 100 of those new jobs are full-time positions and will be involved in manufacturing and logistics for the most part. This is great news for Austinites, especially for those in search of a job.

Another good news in the chip industry came from Samsung Electronics Co., which is adding capacity both in Austin and South Korea. The company has started work on a $3.6 billion expansion of its Fab 2 manufacturing plant in Northeast Austin.

Samsung’s job fair last Saturday attracted more than 500 job applicants.

Are you looking for a job in the chip industry? make sure you check out both Applied Materials and Samsung for your next great gig.