Jobs Are On The Rise – Unemployment Continues to Dip

The latest unemployment reports show that the job market is showing an impressive rebound from its highest unemployment rate of  14% in April 2020.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that as of March 2021, unemployment is currently at 6% and added 916,000 payrolled workers. The manufacturing sector unemployment rate is remaining steady at… Read more »

Developing Your Soft Skills: Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Them

The name “soft skills” often leads professionals in engineering to ignore these essential capabilities in favor of developing their technical expertise. While technical skill is vital for engineers, “soft skills”—better known as “transferable skills”—are the abilities that allow you to showcase that technical skill in a way that moves you along your career path. Here’s… Read more »

How to Shift Your Hiring Strategy From Reactive to Proactive (and Why!)

If your company is like most, you probably hire when a new position opens up. That’s the way many companies have done things and in a lot of cases, it’s a logical approach. The reactive hiring process has its downsides though and before you know it, you can find your company in a pinch. For… Read more »

Struggling to Retain Your Best Engineers? This Could be Why

You spend a lot of time looking for the right engineering candidates. But how much time are you spending keeping them there? Employee retention is a real issue – and a real expensive one too. According to a recent report by CBS News, the cost of losing an employee is equal to about 20% of… Read more »

4 Tips for Hiring Engineers in California’s Competitive Market

Today’s market for engineers is highly competitive, particularly in California. If you want to succeed as a company, you must have the best talent. The problem that many companies face however is identifying that talent, attracting it and retaining it. Here are 4 useful tips to ensure that you have the best and the brightest… Read more »

What’s Your Worth? California’s Mechanical Engineering Salary Information

If you want to be a leading candidate as a mechanical engineer, the first step is to make sure that you are educated on your actual value. All too often engineers end up selling themselves short, and when they have no advocate to help them, this can mean getting stuck with a low-pay scale and… Read more »

What Would You Print? Amazon’s Custom 3D Printing Lab

It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted to try out 3D printing, you’d need to spend several thousand dollars on a printer and material. In fact, some companies still can’t afford to purchase a 3D printer for their prototypes. All of that is set to change, thanks to Amazon. The company recently announced… Read more »