Top 5 Facts About Manufacturing In The U.S.

The outlook on the manufacturing sector continues to be positive as the Bureau of Labor and Statistics has reported that manufacturing’s unemployment rate remains at under 4% and maintains over 300,000+ job openings every month since April 2014. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an organization dedicated to the advocacy of manufacturing in the U.S.,… Read more »

How Do Engineers Jump From One Industry To Another?

As many research and news media have said, the current job market is hot. More and more mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineers are taking advantage of this by exploring options within multiple industries. But how to make the jump from one industry to another? Here’s a blog post from, a website where members of… Read more »

How to Prepare for Multiple Engineering Job Interviews

Landing the interview is a major milestone in the job search process. When a company is genuinely interested in you and your work, however, you’ll rarely participate in only one interview. Instead, you’ll communicate with the organization multiple times in various interview formats—and you’ll need a distinct set of tactics for each. Here are tips… Read more »

What’s New In AutoCAD 2018?

Every year, CAD Makers like Autodesk and Dassault Systems would make enhancements and add new features to its CAD software. We have already covered the newest features of SolidWorks 2017 earlier this year, so it’s time to shift the attention to AutoCAD 2018: Another year has gone by, and the team at Autodesk has been… Read more »

Why You Should Outsource Your Payroll Administration

Why should you outsource your payroll administration? Because it will save you time, money and manpower, and shift the focus back in growing your business. Take a look at this article from Small Business Computing Magazine on why payroll outsourcing might be a good venture for your business: As your business grows, you may face… Read more »

Top Things to Review When Auditing Your Staffing Budget

Staffing comprises a significant portion of the annual budget in most organizations. Consequently, companies often struggle to find outstanding talent without increasing the amount they spend on staffing each year. When auditing your annual staffing budget, asking the following questions can help your organization determine whether your staffing funds are being spent effectively—and identify ways… Read more »

Diagnosing the Problem: Why Your Staffing Plan is Falling Short

For companies seeking to improve the quality and efficiency of their staffing, creating a staffing plan is half the battle. The other half is creating a staffing plan that works—and troubleshooting that staffing plan when problems arise. Here are several common points at which staffing plans fall short, and what to do if your hiring… Read more »

Bay Area 1st Graders Go To Maker Faire

20 1st graders from A.J. Dorsa attended the 2017 Maker Faire on May 19th in San Mateo, CA. The students, along with their chaperones, were treated to the “Biggest Show and Tell On Earth” where they were able to see first-hand the innovative exhibits made by inventors, engineers and technology enthusiasts. The kids were able… Read more »

How Engaging Your Manufacturing Employees Can Prevent Turnovers

Over the last 5 years, manufacturing has seen a steady growth in hiring in the U.S. with unemployment rates going down to 3.9%. With a very hot job market, employers must come up with ways to retain their current workforce and not lose them to their competitors. Neil Pickering, Marketing & Industry Insights Manager at… Read more »

Playing to Win: Professional Development Strategies for Engineers

Engineering is a competitive field, and like most professional fields, it is susceptible to the vagaries of economic fluctuation. Consequently, engineers who focus on professional development position themselves to weather challenges and seize opportunities more effectively than their colleagues. Here are several ways to integrate professional development into your engineering career: Understand the business, not… Read more »