Rick Merritt, EETimes
11/7/2012 5:51 PM EST
SAN JOSE, Calif. â Systems engineers are a vanishing breed at Hewlett-Packard. I suspect thatâs the case for many OEMs, and Iâm concerned what that means.
Earlier this year, my company was doing a series of interviews with engineers under 30. I asked a long time HP contact if he could put me in touch with a couple young EEs.
His response was like a splash of cold water. HP hasnât hired any young engineers in years, he said. The company has focused on retaining a core cadre of veteran engineers with deep expertise; many younger engineers fell victim to the various waves of layoffs over the last few years, he said.
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