PTC Acquires Onshape

On November 1st, 2019, renowned CAD developer, PTC, broadcasted the following: “PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Onshape, developer of the Onshape® Software as a Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites robust computer aided design (CAD) software with powerful data management and collaboration tools. The acquisition positions PTC to… Read more »

What Does 3.6% Unemployment Mean For Employers and Job Seekers?

The tight labor market is forcing employers to be more creative in attracting top talent and puts job seekers firmly in the driver’s seat. The October 2019 report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that unemployment remains at 3.6%. This marks the 20th month of unemployment being below 4%. The state of California,… Read more »

Manufacturing Labor Pains Continue

A study made by Tooling U, a training subsidiary of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), said it’s time for manufacturing employers to pay better attention to the workforce crisis that is taking place within the industry. It was already reported last year that 2.4 million manufacturing jobs are expected to stay unfilled over the… Read more »

ABC Test Passed Into Law… What Happens Now?

  With the passage of AB-5 into law, businesses need to review if the workers they engaged as Independent Contractors meet the standards of the ABC Test. On September 18, 2019, the state of California passed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law, which uses the ABC Test as the standard for classifying workers as independent… Read more »

California Trade Shows For Engineers

California is an attractive destination for manufacturing and technology trade shows. With over 36,000 manufacturing companies and roughly 1.3 million working within the sector, manufacturing suppliers and service providers clamor to exhibit in California trade shows to have face-to-face interactions with prospective buyers. Here’s a list of California trade shows engineers would want to attend: … Read more »

Siemens Adds AI and Machine Learning Technology to NX Software

Image Credit: Siemens  The following article first appeared on Siemens’ Newsroom: Latest release of NX software enhanced with new capabilities that leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to create user interfaces based on expected tasks to increase user adoption and productivity Siemens’ Digital Innovation Platform enhanced with machine learning-driven user-interface solutions to enhance design… Read more »

How To Create An Engineering Portfolio

A portfolio enables a job seeker to highlight their best work and provide details that cannot be conveyed in a resume. For engineers a portfolio is another tool to engage potential employers, pique interest, and invite inquires. Let your portfolio tell a story Stories typically have a beginning, middle and end. Structure your portfolio in… Read more »

A Preview of SolidWorks 2020

On June 2019, CAD Developer Dassault Systèmes announced that the beta version of SolidWorks 2020 is now available. It is still in developmental stages, but it promises improved performances for drawings, assemblies and simulations, as well as more streamlined workflows. Dassault Systèmes gave a preview of what to expect with this newest release at last… Read more »

How To Create An Effective Resume For Contract Workers

  According to a survey by American Staffing Association (ASA), over three million people work on a contractual basis in the U.S. on an average work week. With the prevalence of contract employment in today’s society, it is common for job seekers to have multiple jobs in their resume with different employment terms. Mixing up… Read more »

Debunking 5 Myths About Contract Employment

Due to news coverage of Google’s treatment of contract workers, contract employment has developed a negative impression among job seekers We address the Top 5 misconceptions about working as a contract employee In 2019, news outlets such as the New York Times and Bloomberg have written about contract workers being treated as “second-tier” employees in… Read more »