Manufacturing Employment Sites
The Web can play a significant role in manufacturing, whether you're an employer or an employee. Check out these sites for tools that may make your search more successful:
Tech Connections (www.techconnections.com): This Web site is the result of a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). It offers information about evolving assistive technologies and the government's vocational rehabilitation system (VR), a source of assistive technology devices and services for persons with disabilities seeking employment. Though the project has ended, the Web site is periodically updated.
SME Jobs Connection (http://jobsconnection.sme.org): From one of manufacturing's most heralded associations comes this employment site, serving everyone in the manufacturing world. That is, you don't have to join the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to get your kicks here. As is usually the case, this site segregates its services into two categories—Job Seekers and Employers/Recruiters. Both sections offer anonymous options to post or view resumes and browse job offerings. Also offered are services for those that register, such as “Job Agents” and account management for both job seekers and posters. The best thing about this site is its resident audience, in both numbers and quality. It's a welcome addition to the online employment ranks.