FISHER/UNITECH Announces Virtual Job Fair for Engineers

Collaborative Initiative With 6Connex Makes Over 800 Design and Engineering Jobs Available to Job Seekers throughout the United States

TROY, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 9, 2009 — FISHER/UNITECH announced today the launch of its second installment of No Engineer Left Behind, a virtual job fair for engineers. FISHER/UNITECH, a software reseller with ten locations throughout the Midwest, has collaborated with 6Connex to make over 800 jobs available leveraging the 6Connex Virtual Experience Platform. The virtual job fair can be accessed at http://funtech.veplatform.com and will be online through November 30th, 2009.

The virtual job fair is a continuation of these companies’ community service commitments to helping displaced designers and engineers get back on their feet. Through 6Connex, the pioneer of virtual technology solutions, the company is offering this service at no charge to neither exhibitors nor attendees who visit. In January 2009, FISHER/UNITECH launched No Engineer Left Behind, a six-month program that provided free SolidWorks® 3D CAD training, software license and internship opportunities to over 260 displaced engineers throughout the Midwest.

“Our virtual job fair goes one step further in hopes of connecting engineers with employers,” said Charles Hess, president of FISHER/UNITECH. “Through the use of 6Connex advanced Virtual Experience Platform we are changing the game for employers and candidates alike. Our goal is to provide a unique portal for engineering specific positions that may not be found elsewhere. Once live, this fair will gain momentum and attract many more engineering positions from companies who have been on the fence with the prospect of adding staff.”

Interested candidates will find over 25 exhibiting companies such as GE Lumination, Nook Industries, Utilimaster, Haworth, SolidWorks Corporation and SPX amongst the exhibitors looking to hire. An entire hall is dedicated to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), with over 800 job listings, information on member benefits, technical communities, local events, and professional development resources as well as an area for displaced workers to apply for SME membership at a reduced rate.

The virtual job fair offers an on-demand 24/7 3D dimensional environment offering the utmost in convenience for job seekers. In sharp contrast to traditional job fairs, the virtual fair eliminates commuting, waiting in line and saves tons of pollutants by displacing travel activity.

“We’re pleased to be able to collaborate with FISHER/UNITECH and SME,” said Scott Kellner, CMO of 6Connex. “Being able to offer our Virtual Experience Platform to host a virtual job fair focused on helping displaced designers and engineers to find new employment opportunities is a very important initiative for us.”

Candidates can log on to the virtual job fair anytime day or night and visit company booths loaded with media-rich content such as corporate videos, audio files, PowerPoint presentations, white papers, case studies, web links and more, in addition to viewing job openings. FISHER/UNITECH is planning three live chat days where booth representatives will be online to answer questions, interact with job seekers and accept resumes online via chat sessions. Live dates for the job fair will be:

  • Tuesday, September 15th from 1-4 pm CT/2-5 pm ET
  • Thursday, October 15th from 1-4 pm CT/2-5 pm ET
  • Thursday, November 12th from 1-4 pm CT/2-5 pm ET

Job seekers shouldn’t miss the Career Development Hall which provides details on how displaced workers can apply for grant money through their local workforce development agency to advance their skills through education and training. The fair also features a Technology Pavilion that showcases SolidWorks 3D CAD software and a variety of partner products.

About FISHER/UNITECH ( www.funtech.com)

FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993, provides Product Lifecycle Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The company's focus is on process improvement for product development. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software solutions to replace legacy systems. The applications include CAID, CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, KBE, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping. Professional services are offered for design automation and data management which provides customers with a full service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive, instructor-led 3DU. Please visit the company's website at ( http://www.funtech.com) or call 800-816-8314.

About 6Connex ( www.6connex.com)

6Connex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Design Reactor, is the pioneer of virtual experience technology marketing solutions. Our Virtual Experience Platform enables businesses and individuals to connect and engage virtually anytime and anywhere using a dimensional environment-like architecture for B2B or B2C social networking whether it’s as a tradeshow, event or conference, and beyond. 6Connex has developed award-winning, results-oriented virtual technology marketing solutions for industry leaders such as Cisco, HP, DuPont and Procter and Gamble. Visit http://www.6connex.com for more information.

About SME ( www.sme.org)

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, and oil and gas. A 501(c) 3 organization, SME has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.

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