Supply Chain Resilience — 2021 Trends to Watch Out For In Supply Chain Management

In recent economic reports on market predictability within the Manufacturing, Sciences, Technology, and Supply Chain sectors – the overwhelming theme is for organizations to stay resilient in adapting to the “new normal” post-pandemic. Over the next few months, we’ll be exploring how these markets stay resilient amidst the uncertainties of this ever-changing COVID-19 landscape.  This… Read more »

After A Difficult 2020, SoloPoint Gives Back…

  At the end of a difficult 2020, we are reminded how fortunate SoloPoint has been to survive the year and to be able to continue to serve our clients. So we asked them to nominate their favorite charities; to whom we will donate $2,000.00 each on their behalf. Many of our clients agree that… Read more »

Update to California’s AB-5… Is It Useful To 1099 Engineers?

In California, the landscape for engineering consulting continues to be confusing and restrictive. AB-5, implemented in 2020, almost entirely precludes hiring entities from engaging engineering consultants. With the recent passage of Prop 22 and AB 2257, the situation remains largely unchanged except for some added complexity. Here is a breakdown: Brief Recap: AB-5 is a law… Read more »

Hiring Trends To Expect in 2021

  With all the surprises 2020 threw at us, doesn’t it make sense to start planning for 2021? Anticipating an economic rebound, here are some workplace predictions to look out for: 1. REMOTE WORK IS HERE TO STAY If you perform a web search on what the Future of Work will look like post-COVID, the… Read more »

Ride Out The Waves Of The Pandemic — Partner With SoloPoint For Hiring Engineers

As we approach the end of 2020, we are thankful for the stronger than expected business activities in a few of the technology sectors we serve. Not only are these sectors showing resilience, but in certain cases, they are experiencing growth and are expanding. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF INDUSTRIES THAT ARE ON A POSITIVE… Read more »

Tools for Success for Remote Engineers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 42% of the U.S. workforce is working from home. Labor experts say this will not be a temporary occurrence but rather a start of a new business model. In a study conducted by Gartner, 82% of 127 management personnel said they are planning to continue allowing their employees to work remotely, at… Read more »

Fast-Track Your Medical Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been accelerating requests for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of Medical Products to enhance the fight against COVID-19. Leading the way are companies developing diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2. Among these are well-known manufacturers of medical devices and diagnostic tools such as Thermo Fisher, Abbott Laboratories, Cepheid and Roche Molecular Systems…. Read more »

Critical Need: Remote Engineers

As businesses evaluate what positions are critical in their operations while recovering from COVID-19 and the Shelter-In-Place orders — remote work is expected to be an essential function presently and in the future. In a survey by Gartner, employers said they expect that 48% of their workforce will likely work remotely occasionally even after COVID-19 passed…. Read more »

Semiconductor Demand Drives Need for Process Equipment

According to a study performed by PWC Global, a multinational research and advisory firm, the semiconductor industry is expected to grow by $30 billion per year up to 2022. Even with the emergence of COVID-19, there are different markets that are driving the worldwide demand for chips and wafers, which in turn has increased the… Read more »

Hiring During COVID-19

The Spanish Flu was termed as the “deadliest pandemic of the 20th century” because it had infected one-third of the world’s population and took the lives of 50 million people worldwide; 675,000 in the U.S. Image Credit: CDC.gov It took two years, three waves, and several intermittent lockdowns before herd immunity was reached. Can modern… Read more »