Kulim Hi Tech
Companies in Kulim Hi-Tech Park are busy ramping up their production lines at the back of increasing orders from their parent companies or customers. This trend has been continuing from the beginning of 2011 and is expected to persist in spite of declining first quarter 2011 PC shipments, relative PC market saturation and an increasing conservative economic outlook.
The job hiring spikes is also attributed to the addition of new business lines at various companies to cater to new markets. At the last count, there were altogether more than 200 openings for engineers and 120 openings for technicians by 10 companies. For example, Fuji Electric Semiconductor is busy hiring engineers and technicians to work in their new wafer fab and media lines. So is Celestica who has been on active hiring mode since receiving staggering orders from their principal who is in the avionics or aerospace industry. First Solar who has 6 thin-film module manufacturing plants in the park, stepped up their hiring efforts and has already had a big workforce of 3,400 recently.
Kulim Hi-Tech Park currently has more than 23,000 workers within its 4,032-acre development and this number is set to increase tremendously over time with more companies expanding their manufacturing lines here, and also when new companies start their operations in 2011/2012.
Incepted in 1996, Kulim Hi-Tech Park offers an excellent green environment and plentiful career choices for new and aspiring graduates, as well as, skilled jobseekers, especially in the fields of engineering, IT and science. The comparatively low cost of living in Kulim means that workers who also live in Kulim Hi-Tech Park enjoy the best of both worlds: competitive salaries offered by both multinational corporations and local high-tech companies; and, most remarkably, a much higher disposable income that can be comfortably expended for food, housing and transportation.
For more information about working in Kulim Hi-Tech Park, please refer to www.khtp.com.my.