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NAM Chief calls for comprehensive immigration reform.

February 7, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons testified before House Committee on Education and the Workforce at hearing on Challenges Facing America's Workplaces and Classrooms. Testimony highlighted need for immigration reform to strengthen workforce by providing access to skilled workers. As part of reforms, manufacturers are asking Congress and Administration to address lack of high-skilled workers, settling issues regarding undocumented population and establishing commitment to strong legal enforcement. Read More

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Hand Soldering Competition will be hosted by IPC APEX EXPO.

February 7, 2013

Taking place on IPC APEX EXPO® show floor, IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition will feature 18 competitors from 12 companies attempting to build functional electronics assembly within 30 minute time limit. IPC's Kris Roberson commented, "There’s a lot of talent out there and the hand soldering competition is a great way to showcase those skills." Competitions will take place February 19–20 from 1:00–4:00 pm, and winner will move on to IPC World Championship. Read More

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Association for Advancing Automation launches new website.

February 7, 2013

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has launched new website, www.A3automate.org, which will be "used for informational and educational purposes as we continue to advocate for the industry," according to A3 President Jeff Burnstein. The website will also track major industry news stories and is considered to be the next step in engaging stakeholders from around the world and demonstrating why automation transforms how business is done. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 17 new members.

February 7, 2013

In January 2013, 17 new members joined a federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. Under Institute's umbrella, diverse constituency works together to strengthen competitiveness of businesses operating in global marketplace and to improve quality of life for all citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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Keynote will address debt, taxes, government services, politics.

February 7, 2013

Co-chairs of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and co-founders of The Campaign to Fix the Debt, former Senator Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, will engage in “Debt, Taxes, Government Services and Politics—Is There a Way Out?” on April 24 at 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, IL. Moderated by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, this keynote luncheon panel will discuss non-partisan movement to put USA on better fiscal and economic path. Read More

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IPC Report examines opportunities and risks in Latin America.

February 7, 2013

According to Latin America: Regional Outlook for the Electronics Industry, Latin America is showing a new resilience and faster economic growth, which may make it an attractive region for investment. Focusing on Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador, report not only provides insight into economy and prominent industry sectors, it also examines political, economic, and business risks companies need to understand as they consider pursuing opportunities in region. Read More

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NIST Grants support development of teaching materials.

February 7, 2013

NIST will offer financial support to institutions developing teaching materials and curricula that are focused on important role played by technical standards in the global economy. The funds, which are expected to range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year for up to 2-year period, may be used to develop materials aimed at either undergraduate or graduate students. Under program, qualifying institutions will work with NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program. Read More

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Ascouncil.org 2.0 includes revamped job board.

February 6, 2013

Re-launched Ascouncil.org 2.0 includes updated job board designed to help members find qualified candidates for jobs within their companies. Service is free to members and will be promoted via Council’s e-catalyst and adhesives.org newsletters. Members can post job to include title, salary range, location, and general information about company and/or position. Members can also elect to receive submissions either by email or by directing applicants to websites, or both. Read More