Solvay Green River is developing a 20-year vision for the future of its process control system assets. Kevin Kelley learned the value of control system lifecycle management the hard way. Following three losses of control system power in 2012, the process control foreman at Solvay Chemical’s Green River soda ash production facility in southwestern Wyoming […]

“Reading, Pa.-area manufacturers are increasingly finding that prospective workers lack the skill set required to perform necessary job functions like basic math and technical tasks. And if this trend continues to grow, it could compromise the ability of those companies to stay viable. That’s the message Dan Fogarty, director of the Berks County Workforce Development […]

Job openings in May dropped from a record high and hiring cooled, a Labor Department report showed Tuesday, giving a more tempered assessment of the U.S. job market following the blowout payrolls numbers reported last week. From

Spanish headhunter Samuel Pimentel just can’t find the candidates. After a frustrating search for specialist consultants for a client, he’s given up and is casting his net elsewhere. “We were looking for people for two months,” Pimentel, a partner at Ackermann Beaumont Group for Spain and Latin America, said in a telephone interview. “We managed […]

Dow Chemical to cut about 2,500 jobs globally

by Bill Fester on June 29, 2016

in Chemical, Jobs

Dow Chemical to cut about 2,500 jobs globally

Columnist Nick Corcodilos has some simple suggestions for HR: Stop rescinding offers. Stop recruiting people then ignoring them. Stop demanding salary history from job applicants. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community. I just couldn’t agree more with what Nick has […]

Improved training methodologies and technology itself can narrow the skills gap, attract younger workers. The process industries face a demographic workforce gulf in part of our own making. “And we have only two levers available to address it,” said Vimal Kapur, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, in this morning’s Honeywell Users Group Americas keynote session […]

Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2016

by Bill Fester on June 20, 2016

in Jobs, People

Control Engineering research shows nearly a 5% increase in salaries among respondents to an average of $94,747; analysis of salaries by years with employer shows upward salary pressure for engineering new hires. Respondents continue to indicate they like their jobs, by more than 80% this year, but financial compensation is becoming more important, as the […]

What If You Had A Career Agent?

by Bill Fester on June 16, 2016

in Jobs, People

After 25 years in the recruiting business, I’ve realized that some of the same commodity cattle car approaches that existed when I began are still with us. Sure, the technology has changed and now that belittlement is perhaps even more remote through digitization, but the concept is the same. The idea of you as Talent […]

from Triangle Business Journal by Jason DeBruyn   GSK announces more layoffs, 180 affected in North Carolina Mar 23, 2015, 5:05pm EDT Updated: Mar 23, 2015, 5:07pm EDT Share on Google + Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Email this article Save Order Reprints Print GlaxoSmithKline Enlarge Photo John West GSK has […]