Electronics Technician
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

Several industries in the Bay Area provide opportunities for Electronics Technicians, including Automotive, Aerospace, Security, R&D, and Electronics. The Semiconductor and Computer industries employ the largest numbers of Electronics Technicians.

In the current economic downturn there is more temporary work available to help a company complete a specific project. As the economy improves, more permanent work will become available.

Temporary agencies and recruiting firms such as Hall Kinion and Manpower Technical Services can also be helpful in finding employment.


Recommended Job Search Strategy

1. Check with the job placement office where you receive your training.

2. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper under:

  • Electronics Technician
  • Technician

3. Identify potential employers in the Yellow Pages under:

  • Computer - Service and Repair
  • Electronics

4. Register with the Job Service offices of the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

5. Many public libraries and career centers now have computers that can be used to access the Internet. This will allow you to more easily search for positions around the Bay Area. (Note: website content and addresses are apt to change. The following were current at the time of publication.)

  • Career Builder - www.careerbuilder.com

  • Yahoo! Classifieds - classifieds.yahoo.com/employment.html
  • Classified Gateway - www.sfgate.com/classifieds
  • Headhunter.NET - www.headhunter.net/scripts/jobfind.asp
  • Monster Board - www.monsterboard.com
  • Jobs Jobs Jobs - www.jobsjobsjobs.com
  • EastBay Works - www.eastbayworks.org
  • Caljobs - www.caljobs.ca.gov

For additional information on this occupational field, contact

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • American Electronics Association - www.aeanet.org
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - www.ieee.org
  • Electronics Industries Association - www.eia.org
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