Why The Jobs Might Not Be Coming Back #2

by Bill Fester on February 2, 2017

in Industries, Jobs, People

Just because you felt the robots of Boston Dynamics looked a bit like dogs (which is fine if you need a beer from the fridge), consider this factory in China which has reduced it’s staff by over 90%!! Oh, and before you mention quality, it’s actually improved… (File Photo) (File Photo) The firs tunmanned factory […]

Why the jobs might not be coming back

by Bill Fester on February 2, 2017

in Jobs, People

Currently there’s a huge statistical game played with unemployment versus true unemployement, and automation taking jobs no matter what continent we’re talking about. The big numbers and theoreticals are nice, but I would prefer to show just exactly How and What might take your job. Below is a recently released story from The Verge on […]

Noticed this this afternoon and given the vagueness of International Paper’s post, I’m not sure they’re actually serious in hiring someone. Take a look: Process Control SME International Paper Loveland, OH 45140 II This position will report to the Manager, Process Control Group PL determination will be commensurate with experience 1. Purpose: Technology Subject Matter […]

Amgen to Hire 1,600 Employees in 2017

by Bill Fester on February 1, 2017

in Jobs, People, Pharmaceutical

Home / Industry News / 2017 / Amgen to Hire 1,600 Employees in 2017 Amgen to Hire 1,600 Employees in 2017 Feb 01, 2017 Amgen CEO Robert Bradway met with President Donald Trump and told him Amgen will be hiring 1,600 people across the United States this year, according to an article in BioSpace. “This […]

October 25, 2016 1:16 PM From Voice Of AmericaDoug Bernard   A major security vulnerability affecting one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computerized industrial control systems, Schneider Electric, has recently been identified, according to a leading cybersecurity firm. Researchers at the Israel-based Indegy Corporation Tuesday publicly announced their identification of the security hole and […]

No, U.S. Manufacturing Isn’t Really Booming

by Bill Fester on October 21, 2016

in Industries, Jobs, People

By Justin Fox  from Bloomberg.com Employment in manufacturing peaked in the U.S. in June 1979, at almost 19.6 million jobs. This September, that was down to 12.3 million (these numbers are seasonally adjusted). That fall in employment tells us a lot about today’s American political and economic life. It helps explain why regions that were heavily reliant on manufacturing have been struggling so […]

From Reuters By Liz Hampton and Ethan Lou | HOUSTON/NEW YORK All it took was a pair of bolt cutters and the elbow grease of a few climate activists to carry out an audacious act of sabotage on North America’s massive oil and gas pipeline system. For an industry increasingly reliant on gadgets such as […]

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 […]

Rockwell Automation buys Maverick Technologies

by Bill Fester on October 4, 2016

in People

Rockwell Automation Inc. has acquired Columbia, Ill.-based systems integrator Maverick Technologies, in an effort to expand domain knowledge and deliver control and information solutions to the chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas industries. “Industrial control and information solutions are most effective when they result from close collaboration between a knowledgeable supplier and the […]

All too often, people claim their systems are air-gapped, and therefore have no cyber vulnerability. But Alternating Current (AC) power cords cross the ostensible “air gap”, and power supplies for laptops, servers, ICSs, etc. have rarely been addressed for cyber security vulnerabilities. Alex McEachern from Power Standards Laboratory will provide a hands-on demonstration of two […]