SSD Maker, STEC Snubs American Workforce on Labor Day

Posted: September 5, 2011 by David Lamont in Opinion
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I just read US-based solid state disk manufacturer, STEC’s, Sep. 4 2011 announcement. According to their press release, they are opening an overseas software development center on the same day as Labor Day in the USA. The news comes just after the latest the US Labor Department announcement that no new jobs (zip, none) were created in August.

I must say that the timing of the STEC announcement is in very poor taste. And in my opinion, an unnecessary snub for the American workforce.

Personally, I’d want to hear about American firms going the extra mile to keep technology jobs in America. I want to hear about those firms that succeed, but also from those who make a valiant effort.

I also want to hear about technology firms based in other countries who open development offices here in America. If’ you are one of them, I’ll write your 2012 Labor Day press release for free.

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David X. Lamont is an accomplished marketer of IT products and a partner at Marketingsage, a PR and lead generation firm that specializes in marketing data storage, data management and enterprise software products. He can be reached by email at blog [at] marketingsage.net. Fellow marketers and IT professionals are invited to join his network on LinkedIn and to subscribe to this blog (see sidebar).

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Comments
  1. David Lethe says:

    I don’t see the problem. It is no more different then when I traveled to the UK and they had the nerve to not closing the office on the Fourth of July 🙂

    In fact, I remember clearly that the company cafeteria served Yankee Pot Roast & “American-style” Apple pie. No big deal.

  2. David Lamont says:

    I would have preferred to see the developer jobs created in the USA. There are many fine developers (of many nationalities) located right here in the country that buys most of the world’s SSDs.

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