We’re Predicting It: 2019 Engineering Employment Trends

  As 2018 closes with one of the highest growth in labor participation, we look towards the possible employments trends that are coming in 2019, particularly those that will affect the job prospects of engineering talents: 1. Engineering hiring projected to grow up to 2026 On October 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released… Read more »

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 »

Gift Ideas For Kids To Get Them Interested In Engineering

With 76 Baby Boomers expecting to retire within the next 20 years, the expected workforce shortage in manufacturing can be alleviated by getting the younger generation interested in engineering jobs. Bill Nye, of Bill Nye the Science Guy, once said, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and… 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 »

2019 SolidWorks Newest Features

Image by Dassault Systemes | SolidWorks 2019 Last September 12, 2018, Dassault Systemes released the much-anticipated SolidWorks 2019. Engineering.com, a great website that covers news and topics related to all engineering disciplines, talked with SolidWorks’ R&D Vice President, Manish Kumar, about the improvements and newest features of SolidWorks 2019: Large Assembly Improvements Image by Dassault… Read more »

Tight Labor Market = Unconventional Benefits On The Rise

In a historically tight labor market, employers are trying to compete in hiring (and keeping) top talents by offering more unconventional benefits. Multiple studies have confirmed that what drives workers to shift jobs are for benefits that promote a better work-life balance, rather than just for better pay. In a Glassdoor.com survey on the importance… 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 »

Is Autodesk’s Fusion 360 Worth A Try?

Autodesk’s answer to the cloud-based CAD system movement, Fusion 360, is seeking to be the next big thing in product development innovation. But is it worth saying goodbye to your current CAD software and switching over for? Here’s a great review of Fusion 360 by LA-based Mechanical Engineer Jonathan Landeros in engineering.com that shows its… Read more »