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Author: Steven Wolbrom

Looking For a Job, Look to NEMA

Looking For a Job, Look to NEMA

It seems as though I hear about more and more people losing their jobs every day. On top of that, most companies are not hiring new personnel. What do you do if you are looking for a job? Should you go to Monster, CareerBuilder, or Eicareers? I have used Monster and CareerBuilder. It felt as if I were competing with millions of people for the few positions that I liked, and that was before the recession. Eicareers is a niche style job board specifically for the electroindustry. Job openings include Read more [...]
This is Your Life on CFLs

This is Your Life on CFLs

As the Marketing Manager, I do not have the extensive background on lighting and CFLs that some people here at NEMA possess. After hearing all talk about how CFLs will change the future for all of us and how much money people would be saving on their electric bills, I decided it was time to do a little research to see how CFLs will affect me and my bills.   My apartment holds ten 100 watt light bulbs. A 100 watt incandescent light bulb uses 100 watts of electricity per hour, while as 25 watt Read more [...]
The Asian Alternative to China

The Asian Alternative to China

We are all aware of the mad rush to manufacture in China, but so are the Chinese.  The result has been a major migration of peasants eastward to the heart of China's manufacturing country to get in line for jobs.  Recognizing that increased demand equals increased pay, the workers are demanding and getting higher compensation, which is increasing about 17% per year. Pretty soon, the China low-cost option will not be so low cost. What if you are just getting around to exploring your Read more [...]
A Monster Move

A Monster Move

Recently, an article was published in the Wall Street Journal about the changes and advancements for both getting a job and hiring the right person. The nation’s largest job board, Monster.com, has experienced a 9% decrease in unique viewers since last year.  According to Peter Weddle, the CEO of Weddle’s, who publishes guide book on job boards, there is an increase in job boards that specialize on one particular niche.   Out of the 2,000 new job boards that are launched annually, Read more [...]
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED

LEED is a rating system for green buildings used nationally as the accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of High Performance Green Buildings. Along with Energy Star, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency, NEMA is continuing to educate it members through webinars such as achieving High Performance Buildings by leveraging Energy Star, on the importance of LEED and High Performance Buildings.   High Performance Buildings can be attained Read more [...]