Brown said that thousands of companies have found qualified employees through the site, enabled by its highly targeted audience, competitive job posting packages, and job fairs at leading industry events. The site attracts optical engineers, researchers, physicists, scientists, educators, technicians, and technical sales professionals; 66% have engineering or R&D backgrounds, and 80% hold advanced degrees.
The next SPIE Career Center Job Fair will be 27-28 August at SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego, and is accessible free of charge to registered exhibition attendees. Thorlabs, Microsoft, Zygo, and Teledyne Scientific & Imaging are among companies who will have representatives on hand to meet and interview candidates.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2012.
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