Mixed bag for engineering jobs around the country
A Denver-area family-owned engineering firm is looking to bring some new blood to its ranks, according to a published report.
SEAKR Engineering of Centennial is aiming to shoot its workforce past 400, the company president told 9 News, an NBC affiliate. Aiming to bring on additional engineers, accountants and program managers, the firm designs, manufacturers and tests satellite electronic equipment.
"We are about 380 people total today, and 150 of that has been added since January of 2011, so we've had significant growth. We have openings right now for about 30 to 40 people more," said Eric Anderson, president of SEAKR.
But, across the Rocky Mountains, the globe's top maker of personal computers said late last month it will slash its workforce by 275 when it reduces the amount of engineers and other professionals, according to Bloomberg. The reduction is part of a plan to convert the operating system into an open-source software.
In early December of last year, the company stated it plans to permit an open-source license to aid with the release of WebOS. That would ease outside developers' ability to finesse the code and employ it with what it manufactures.