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Old   February 6, 2009, 16:15
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There have been a few discussions about how the economy is liable to hit the CFD industry in general and I was wondering if Jonas and/or Pete had done any statistics on the job postings on this site, specifically how many have been posted on a week by week basis over the last year or so and who is recruiting still/most (Codes, consultants, industrial companies etc...)

Just thought it might be interesting...
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Old   February 6, 2009, 18:21
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I haven't done any statistics. I remember that someone else posted something like that some time ago. We now have about 250 open positions advertised here on CFD Online. This is not too bad considering the times we are in. We have had more that 300 jobs for a short period, but it wasn't too long ago that we were below 200 jobs. My impression is not that there has been a very dramatic decline in open CFD positions yet.
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Old   February 7, 2009, 23:39
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My view is that CFD practitioners are an extremely valuable component of a high-technology company.

The overhead costs are well known, in advance - software, computer platform, office space, salary package. The outputs are measurable if well managed. Good CFD practitioners are also rare beasts.

Contrast this against the production folks, the order take-off, moving inventories, moving production targets etc. Hiring most manufacturing folks & blue-collar workers is fairly straightforward - governed by supply & demand.

Wise companies will keep their CFD practitioners as long as possible, if they want to survive in the long term.

In the short term, the CFD practitioners may want to deliver higher payloads than under less demanding times, in order to raise their perceived level of productivity. Other than that, I'd say that any high-tech company serious about surviving in the long term, will retain its CFD gurus as long as possible.

All the best everyone.


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Old   February 12, 2009, 18:41
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momentum_waves I think the key wording in your response is "Wise Companies". So how many of you think you are working for a wise company?

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