SoloPoint Gives Back through Second Harvest Food Bank

  This holiday season, SoloPoint Solutions chose to donate our time and resources to help Second Harvest Food Bank. According to Second Harvest’s website, 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties receives assistance from their organization. Throughout the year, SoloPoint has been reporting of the historical low rates in unemployment, specifically in… Read more »

Manufacturing Workforce Issue: 2.4 Million Jobs Expected To Stay Unfilled

In Part 1 of our Manufacturing Workforce spotlight, we highlight the main issue that’s causing the workforce shortage in manufacturing: The pending retirement of Baby Boomers and the disinterest among Millennials to pursue careers in manufacturing.  In Part 2 of this series, Technology Review highlights the other issues that are causing the decrease in hiring… Read more »

Manufacturing Workforce Issue: Boomers Leaving, Millennials Uninterested

October 5, 2018 was Manufacturing Day — a day started by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to inspire the younger generation to pursue careers in manufacturing. During this day, 3,000 manufacturers opened their facilities to students of all school ages. These Manufacturing Day “open houses” are conducted in hopes of addressing the upcoming workforce… Read more »

Prepping For The California Independent Contractors “ABC Test”

In a recent court case, the California Supreme Court implemented a new “ABC Test” to determine if a worker qualifies as an independent contractor. Employers from multiple industries are now arguing that the rigidity of the test’s standards is restricting businesses from engaging with independent contractors. BUT WHAT IS THE “ABC TEST”? In the Dynamex… Read more »

Labor Report: Job Openings Outnumber Unemployed Workers

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest unemployment and Job Openings and Labor Turnovers (JOLTS) report last June, a particular statistic highlighted the current state of the American workforce: there are more job vacancies than unemployed workers. Per The Associated Press: According the the Labor Department, the number of available jobs rose… Read more »

Coming Soon: 2018 Design-2-Part Show Northern California

SoloPoint Solutions will be among the 175 exhibitors at this year’s D2P Show. We will be at Booth #418 showcasing our multiple options for flexible engineering solutions! American contract manufacturing will be the focus at the Northern California Design-2-Part (D2P) Trade Show, May 23 & 24, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa… Read more »

January 2018 Adds Most Jobs In 17 Years

As the economy continues to swing upwards in workforce participation, this article from Manufacturing.net discusses the record-high in job vacancies the U.S. is currently experiencing and its effects on businesses’ hiring strategies: U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most… Read more »

Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

Everyone is busy. This is even more true for hiring managers and HR managers who have to sift through piles of resumes to find suitable candidates (in addition to doing their jobs). This is why the phone interview has become the default first step in the candidate screening process. Hiring managers don’t want to waste… Read more »

Engineering Hiring and Salaries On The Rise

As the economy continues to trend upward, so has employment outlook and employees’ pay rates. Among the jobs that are projected to go on the rise are multiple engineering professions. According to a recent article by DesignNews.com, hiring for Engineers is projected to continue rising due to the demand in various industries such as rebuilding… Read more »