GlobalFoundries expands national search for technical workers to New York

GlobalFoundries, a manufacturer of semiconductors, is seeking workers for hundreds of technical positions throughout New York. The Poughkeepsie Journal reported that the company has placed job advertisements for process and equipment engineers as well as maintenance and financial workers in the newspaper. Similar ads have appeared in the Burlington Free Press, advertising positions at the organization's Malta, New York, site.

The company is currently advertising 112 positions in Malta and said that it expects to hire as many as 800 workers for the facility by the end of the year. If the jobs are filled, the plant in Malta will have gained about 1,000 employees this year, increasing its workforce by nearly 50 percent. Recently, GlobalFoundries placed job ads in newspapers in California, Oregon, Massachusetts and Texas.

"We have had a heavy recruitment campaign going all year," Kevin Kimball, the company's vice president of global corporate communications, told the news source. "It's part of our national recruitment campaign."

Employment in computer and electronic manufacturing has been unstable over the past few years, but the sector is currently faring better than average. Unemployment in the industry sat at 5.5 percent in June, more than 0.5 percent below the national rate, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.