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SPIE employment site changes help job seekers and employers; cost lowered for job postings

16 October 2009

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Job seekers and employers with optics and photonics jobs to fill now have an easier time finding each other through the SPIE employment website. Earlier this month, the name of the site was changed to better enable online searches and the site was reformatted for easier use.

The SPIE Career Center, formerly called SPIEWorks, is a prime resource for optics and photonics job seekers and employers, with job and résumé postings and advice from experts and recruiters.

SPIE also has reduced the cost for employers to post jobs by 10%. "As a not-for-profit educational society, SPIE is sensitive to the economic challenges facing our community," said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. "In the current global economic climate, budgets are tighter than ever before. Our goal is to continue to help advance progress by connecting skilled job seekers with companies seeking to fill positions."

The site retains existing job search and job posting functionality, including clear, separate paths for job seekers and employers, a listing of the newest job postings, logos of featured employers, advice from experts, activity tracking tools for employers, criteria-based notification for job seekers, and ads for job fairs.

Earlier this year, SPIEWorks was named among the Top 100 job boards and career portals from among 10,000 employment sites in the Weddle's 2009/10 Guide.

The SPIE Career Center is available to all regardless of society membership.

During its eight years as SPIEWorks, the site was used by more than 11,000 people to find positions within the optics and photonics industry, and more than 3,000 companies used SPIEWorks to find employees.

SPIE developed the Career Center website in partnership with Boxwood Technology, Inc.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world. For more information, visit SPIE.org.

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