More than 400 people were in attendance as the College
of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at
Albany hosted a Job Fair to assist M+W Zander in building its project management
team to support the construction of GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing
facility in Malta.
The Job Fair, held at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, was designed to help
recruit candidates for 40 high-tech design and construction management positions,
including electrical and mechanical designers, engineers and estimators; construction
and design project managers and coordinators; architectural project managers,
planners and interns; and, accounting, purchasing, document control and administrative
personnel. The positions carry salaries that range from $40,000 to more than
Officials from M+W Zander were on hand to accept resumes and conduct initial
interviews on site, with representatives of CNSE also providing assistance at
the event. This marks the fifth high-tech job fair to be held at CNSE in just
the past three years, with previous events in May 2006, January 2007, September
2007 and October 2008.
Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari said, "That still another Job
Fair is necessary to fill these high-tech positions is a great testament to
the investments made in the rapidly growing nanotechnology sector in the Capital
Region and New York State. I am pleased to see local residents taking full advantage
of this opportunity to learn more about exciting careers in the nanotechnology
Assemblyman John J. McEneny said, "The investments in nanotechnology are
once again paying dividends in the form of exciting new high-tech career opportunities
for residents of Albany and the Capital Region. It is an enormous source of
pride to know that New York State is leading the worldwide nanotechnology revolution,
which is creating new jobs and attracting new investments."
Rick Whitney, President and CEO of M+W Zander U.S. Operations, said, "It
is a pleasure to work in partnership with the UAlbany NanoCollege, the world
leader in nanotechnology education, research and development, as M+W Zander
builds its construction management team to support GlobalFoundries' world-class
computer chip manufacturing facility at the Luther Forest Technology Campus.
As a company that works on high-tech projects and facilities around the world,
there is no question that the Capital Region and New York are recognized globally
as the place to be for nanotechnology."
Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of
CNSE, said, "With the vision, leadership and support of Speaker Silver,
Assembly Majority Leader Canestrari, Assemblyman McEneny and the New York State
Assembly, M+W Zander has become a valuable partner in building high-tech facilities
that are critical to New York's global leadership in nanotechnology education,
research and development, and economic outreach. The UAlbany NanoCollege is
pleased to host this Job Fair, which is providing exciting career opportunities
for local residents, and ensuring that M+W Zander has a highly skilled management
team in place to build GlobalFoundries' state-of-the-art computer chip manufacturing
With headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, M+W Zander is one of the world's foremost
companies for the design and construction of high-tech buildings and cleanroom
facilities for research and development, pilot manufacturing, manufacturing,
and assembly and testing operations. M+W Zander's Northeastern U.S. headquarters
is located at the Watervliet Arsenal, where it employs more than 250 people.