6 posts categorized "Tech jobs"


Is Apple eyeing Fort Worth for its Mac Pro production?

MacRumors.com put out a report today that Apple may be assembling its new Mac Pro at Flextronics new plant in north Fort Worth.

The website cited a securities analyst comment to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News that Apple will be partnering with Flextronics instead of its current manufacturing partner Foxconn on the U.S. production.

Apple CEO Tim Cook told a Senate hearing he wanted to bring Mac production back to the U.S. It has since been reported that it is likely in Austin.

In March, the Austin City Council approved $8.6 million in tax breaks for Apple to build new facilities where Apple would employ 3,600 workers.

Flextronics is getting ready to open a 450,000-square-foot facility at Alliance in Fort Worth where it will build Motorola’s new smart phone. The company is in the process of hiring 2,000 workers.

Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said she could not comment beyond Cooks’ and Phil Schiller’s, Apple’s chief marketing officer, recent comments that the Mac production would be in the U.S.

Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Flextronics chief marketing and communications officer, said in an email, “It is not our practice to comment on specific products or customers.  We respectfully ask that you direct any customer-specific questions, directly to the customer company.”

_ Sandra Baker


Job fair in Arlington on Sept. 27

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H-1B visa debate persistent

Here's the Star-Telegram's April 8 story on the lingering debate over the government''s H-1B visa program.

- Scott Nishimura



Obama to Taiwan: No new F-16s

This just posted at our Sky Talk blog. Reports out of Washington today say that President Obama, as expected, has decided Taiwan cannot order Fort Worth built F-16 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. About 2,000 Lockheed workers build F-16s, as well as hundreds more at local suppliers.

- Bob Cox


Mouser Electronics, Gaylord Texan, others, put jobs on display at Chamber's Job Links

Mouser Electronics has been hiring a lot lately. The Mansfield company, owned by Berkshire Hathaway unit TTI, has 980 employees in Mansfield and hired 300 there last year.

The company has 60 openings currently, including 47 in Mansfield. The openings are in distribution, call center, IT, finance and accounting, and marketing, Paula Holcomb, Mouser vice president of human resources, told members of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's Job Links Excelerator, a private monthly meetup of employers who have open jobs and organizations like universities and nonprofits that have candidate pools.

"We literally have positions across the board," Holcomb told the Job Links crowd, which met today at the Dee Kelly Alumni Center at TCU. To apply: www.mouser.com/careers

Other openings on display at at Wednesday's meeting:

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine. Hiring for 300 seasonal and 200 other positions. The Gaylord last month began hiring for its big annual Ice holiday show. Openings include everything from Ice characters - Shrek is available - to accounting, human resources, and cooks. To apply: Gaylord's careers page.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Corp., Fort Worth. Wants to bring 26 financial advisers and a large number of interns on. Bachelor's degree required. To apply: deanna.stuart@nmfn.com

Edward Jones Investments. Bringing on more than 15 financial advisers in the Fort Worth area, and "several more" in the surrounding areas. Paid training for industry-required licenses. No degree required, "but preferred." To apply: Jake Richter, 817-870-1528

Pappagallo, fulltime assistant manager, Hulen Mall. To apply: Lisa Dickinson, sundance@pappagallo-classiques.com

ImageNet Consulting, two consultants. To apply: Craig Hill, chill@imagenetos.com

Whitley Penn, certified payroll processor. Associates degree required. To apply: send resume to opportunities@wpcpa.com

Larry Dennis Co., furniture wholesaler, Fort Worth. Sales and marketing position. How to apply: Larry Dennis, ldctx@att.net

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, unpaid interns in development, design, human resources, accounting, membership, science, and history. To apply: fwmuseum.org

LKCM Radio Group, Fort Worth, account executive. To apply: Gina Dobbs, 817-332-0959

Imagetek Office Systems, Fort Worth. Two sales directors. Bachelors required. To apply: Chris Golla, cgolla@imagetekos.com

SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Cook, parttime client advocate, parttime bilingual client advocate, crisis interventionist, parttime sales associate, bilingual children case manager. To apply: SafeHaventc.org

Firestone Complete Auto Care, Roanoke. Fort Worth district manager. Salary $40,000-$100,000. To apply: firestonecompleteautocare.com

State Farm Insurance, Fort Worth. Agents. Paid training. To apply: Sarah Peck, 972-983-8475 or sarah.peck.luoj@statefarm.com

Barney Holland Oil Co., Fort Worth. Executive assistant, $35,000 salary. To apply: send resume to Fina Cardwell, fcardwell@fuelmandfw.com. Real estate experience and bilingual "a plus." Must have expert Microsoft Office skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, "be able to think outside of the box."

Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, Dallas. Hiring recruiters. To apply: www.triumphgroup.com/careers/overview

Tom Thumb, Grapevine. Meat cutter, cake decorator, food service. To apply: www.careersatsafeway.com and click on retail.

Robert Half International-OfficeTeam, administrative, human resource, executive assistants. To apply: OfficeTeam.

Pearl Hospitality, Fort Worth. Hiring several human development strategists. To apply, Camille Zihlman, camille@pearlhospitality.com

- Scott Nishimura 


Tech sector job cuts slowing down significantly, Challenger reports

Techjob Job cuts announced by technology companies nationally “declined significantly” in the second quarter, “possibly signaling a turnaround for an industry that has been impacted heavily by the recession,” the Challenger, Gray & Christmas outplacement consulting firm said Monday.


“Planned layoffs announced by employers in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries totalled 33,891 in (the) quarter ending June 30,” Challenger said.


“That was down 60 percent from the previous quarter, when tech-sector job cuts reached 84,217, the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2002.”


In the second quarter a year ago,  the sector announced 33,644 job cuts, Challenger said.


* The computer industry announced 19,881 layoffs, a 37 percent drop from the first quarter.

* The electronics industry announced 12,134 layoffs, down 64 percent.

* Telecom announced 1,876 layoffs, down 90 percent.


Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram 


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