Congratulations to Greg Golden and Coty Wallace of AZ. Our client recently recognized them both for their outstanding efforts in providing debug expertise that was key to the success of their program. Way to go, gents! You make us proud!
SACRAMENTO, CA (May 7, 2013) — eTECH RESOURCES, a leading recruitment and staffing company based in Sacramento, CA, has hired Christopher A. Heissner as Sr. Technical Recruiter. Heissner is a strategic global HR professional, with over 16 years HR experience in the Asian-Pacific region. Originally from California, Heissner is based in Tokyo, Japan and speaks both Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. This new strategic hire will help the company accelerate its growth and internal operations as the company expands throughout North America and Asia.
Additionally, eTECH RESOURCES will be expanding its California location this summer when it moves to a newer and larger location in Sacramento, and hires additional staff to meet the growing demand for IT recruiting and job placement.
Heissner has built an impressive list of clients including many Fortune 500 companies such as: Intel, SAP, Synopsis, OCZ Technology, The SAS Institute, Pega Systems, Symantec, Infosys Technologies, Qualcomm, Research International, Pfizer, Continental Automotive and IMS Health.
“We are thrilled to add Chris to our growing team of top notch recruiters. Chris brings a unique perspective to our team, drawn from years of multicultural business interaction with globally focused clients, said Tina Brummel, eTECH’s president. “This appointment marks eTECH’s expansion into the APAC market, which we believe has real potential for rapid growth in the short to medium term,” Brummel continued.
“I’m excited to reconnect to California and leverage my IT experience and relationships in the Asian market on behalf of eTECH,” Heissner said.
About Christopher A. Heissner
Chris Heissner grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. After graduation he traveled to Korea for six months to work and study. In the summer of 1994 he returned to the US and worked at Intel Corporation in Folsom, California as an international business intern in their IT group. Heissner moved to Japan in 1995, and worked as an executive recruiter for foreign capital firms in Japan for more than 10 years. He speaks six languages: Japanese, English, Mandarin Chinese, as well as intermediate level Korean, German and Spanish.
About eTECH RESOURCES
eTECH RESOURCES was established in 2000 with a singular focus: Provide our clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For over a decade, eTECH RESOURCES has successfully connected thousands of IT professionals in positions of project management, hardware and software engineering, system architecture, data base management, web development, technical support and many other critical IT roles. Learn more about eTECH at www.etechresources.com.
Congratulations to Tim Dougherty, a Test Technician in Santa Clara, CA., who was recently recognized by one of our clients for his outstanding efforts. Tim ensured that their new lab set up was completed, fully functional and on time after a building move.
We are aware that our employees are what make us a great company, and we are proud to have him as part of the eTECH team.
Way to go, Tim! You make us proud!
It’s a good time to be a Linux professional. Salaries on the rise and jobs are in high demand, and increasing.
A recent survey shows that it’s difficult to find Linux Pros, but yet companies need them now more than ever. And the good news is: companies are willing to pay real money for those who can do the job.
The staggering statistics tell it all:
- 9 out of 10 hiring managers say it’s difficult to find good Linux talent
- 93% of hiring managers say they will hire a Linux Pro in the next 6 months
- The average salary of a Linux Pro is currently around $90,000
While it’s a good time to break into this field, you might need some real experience to really the land the job that pays. 3-5 years experience is about what employers are looking for, with 6-9 years also thrown around something employers want to see.
Linux jobs are on the rise as enterprise systems look to run faster, cheaper and more reliably. Linux is becoming an essential piece of modern day computing and seems like it will stay that way for some time to come.
Source: ZDNet.com – February 21, 2013
In IT security news, The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning today that despite a recent patch to fix a massive security issue, Java is still vulnerable to remote attacks.
A new update recently released – Java 7 Update 11 – fixed some major security holes in Java but not all of them. This prompted the Department of Homeland Security to take internal action to protect itself by disabling Java in all computer browsers.
Java has been a hacking target for more than a decade due to it’s integration into just about every home PC, mobile devices, car electronics and countless other devices.
And that’s the problem – a vulnerability in Java means 850 million or more personal computers are vulnerable to attack. A piece of software this pervasive carries with it great risk.
What can you do to prevent this? Safe browsing on the Internet doesn’t always protect you, and antivirus programs are constantly trying to keep up with the latest threats but sometimes are behind.
The short term solution to protect yourself would be to disable Java in your Internet browsers as the Department of Homeland Security has recommended. To learn more, follow the instructions here or contact your trusted computer support person.