This week (December 7-9) at SEMICON West in the Workforce Development Pavilion, one of the overarching topics has been how to address one of the current supply chain crises – not the chip shortage – but the talent shortage. If you’ve been following the news, you know that in response to the chip shortage, chip manufacturers and their suppliers are adding capacity at a furious pace. According to SEMI, 29 new fabs will break ground globally between now and 2022. But who will staff them? With 34,000 current vacancies in the semiconductors industry worldwide, companies large and small are already competing for the same talent pool.
In this episode, Françoise von Trapp speaks with Debbie Gustafson, CEO of Energetiq, Scott Balaguer, Vice President, and General Manager Semiconductor Division North America, and Emma Cheer, who is leading the DEI efforts at GlobalFoundries. They shared their insights and provided examples of what their companies are doing to both retain their existing workforce and recruit the next generation of semiconductor talent.
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Debbie Gustafson, Energetiq
Scott Balaguer, Edwards Vacuum
Emma Cheer, Global Foundries