GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors will co-host a local career fair at the Saratoga County Administration Building on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET.
The event is designed to match local candidates with current open positions at Fab 8 and to meet with GF team members to understand how to best prepare for future career opportunities within the semiconductor industry.
Fab 8 has created more than 1,000 new jobs in Saratoga County and is expected to create over 400 additional new positions by the end of the year. The company is recruiting locally to fill open positions in 2012 and for future hiring needs. Today, approximately 50 percent of the company’s new hires for the Fab 8 project have been hired from New York with about 50 percent being relocated from outside the region and outside the country. As a truly global company, the GF workforce in Saratoga County currently represents almost 30 different countries.
Since breaking ground on Fab 8 in 2009, GF has been working with local partners, including the State of New York, the New York State Department of Labor, the Center for Economic Growth, and local universities and community colleges, to attract and recruit qualified local candidates to fill the estimated total 1,400 new jobs needed at the new facility. The career fair event on January 12th is the first event to be co-hosted with the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors and is part of the company’s efforts to fill open positions with qualified local candidates.
The Fab 8 facility, which is currently in the process of ramping to full production, is expected to be the most technologically advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility, or wafer fab, in the world and the largest leading-edge semiconductor foundry in the United States.