Tag: Jobs

Why Do People Choose Careers in Engineering? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:44:16 +0000

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Do you want to solve important problems, contribute to society, and help people? Well, then, you may want to become an engineer. At least that’s why some successful engineers have said they entered and persist in the occupation, according to a recent study published by DiscoverE, an engineering outreach organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. The […]

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SWS: Fewer Filipinos unemployed in Q4 2019

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:00:58 +0000

FEWER Filipinos were unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Tuesday. The poll from December 13 to 16 among 1,200 respondents nationwide showed the unemployment rate at 17.5 percent, which translates to 7.9 million jobless adult Filipinos. This is four percentage points […]

Recruiting the New Power Workforce [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:54:10 +0000

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It’s a time of great transition in the power industry. Not only are generation resources changing, but so are the work skills needed to operate and maintain those resources. Meanwhile, a large number of workers are reaching retirement age, leaving open positions that had long been filled by highly experienced staff. And the talent pool […]

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GE Will Close Georgia Plant; 200 Jobs at Stake

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:54:16 +0000

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GE Renewable Energy has confirmed the company will close its GE Grid Solutions manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, with the 200 workers at the facility offered the chance to relocate to a similar site in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, or apply for other jobs within the company. The plant is expected to close by year-end 2020. The […]

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DFA warns against use of tourist, visit visas for jobs abroad

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 06:47:50 +0000

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reiterated its warning to Filipino job seekers against the use of tourist or visit visa to secure jobs overseas. The warning came after the DFA reunited 71 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW), who all left the country using a visit visa, with their families in the Philippines. “OFWs without […]

The POWER Interview: Eaton Targets Skilled Labor Shortage With Hands-on Training

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:56:39 +0000

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POWER in 2018 reported on the lasting impact that a dip in training programs has had on the utility workforce. In the 1980s, there were fewer training programs and the impact is still being felt today. There are fewer utility workers able to move into middle- and upper-management positions, contributing to a workforce gap as […]

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