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 Diversity Strengthens Skyworks

 
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Its highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It’s also a member of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 market indices (NASDAQ: SWKS). More detailed information about Skyworks can be found on its website at skyworksinc.com.
Laura Gasparini is vice president of human resources for Skyworks. She first joined Skyworks in 1989, and rejoined in 1998 following a brief tenure with Unitrode Corporation from 1995 to 1998.
Throughout her career at Skyworks, Gasparini has held increasing positions of responsibility within the human resources organization including manager, division manager and senior director of compensation, benefits, HR information systems and stock administration.
She’s a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Federation of European Employers and World at Work.
 
Minority Engineer
How is diversity part of Skyworks Solutions’ culture?
 
Gasparini
To start, Skyworks recognizes that diverse opinions, ideas, backgrounds and experiences make our company stronger. With that in mind, all that we do, from company programs and activities to policies and guidelines, is designed to create a culture where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected. We’re proud that our current employee population represents 61 nationalities worldwide.
 
Minority Engineer
How does Skyworks recruit and attract a diverse workforce?
 
Gasparini
Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. As such, our workforce is inherently diverse since we participate in local career fairs throughout the globe at our various locations.
Skyworks also has a robust university relations program where we develop and maintain relationships with colleges and universities. We participate in on-campus recruitment events that include information sessions and career fairs. We employ student interns, and we hire recent graduates to fill entry-level positions for all business units and support organizations.
 
Minority Engineer
What qualities and skills do you seek in a new hire?
 
Gasparini
As a leader in the semiconductor industry, we look for people who are creative and energetic and who thrive in a fast-paced environment. With a need for perfect quality, we also value excellent attention to detail.
We seek team players who collaborate, who are capable of multitasking and who truly want to make a difference not only at Skyworks, but also within the broader technology sector given that our solutions are changing the way we all live, work and play.
If you want to be part of a growing and dynamic company that’s pushing the technology envelope and enabling an entire new generation of wireless devices, then Skyworks is for you!
 
Minority Engineer
How would you describe Skyworks’ culture? Why is it a great place to work?
 
Gasparini
The Skyworks culture promotes fast decision-making, uninhibited sharing of best practices and a sense of individual ownership, so we can create unparalleled products and respond quickly to customer needs. These values lead to business agility and customer-centricity - essential ingredients for success.
At Skyworks we realize that in order to exceed our customers’ expectations, we must maintain and foster a work environment where our employees feel empowered and motivated. With that in mind, we strive each day to create a dynamic workplace where our talented global workforce can innovate with mutual trust and respect, and where we can create a culture that values diversity and inclusion.
We’re proud that Skyworks has been recognized as a great place to work by several organizations in the U.S. (Orange County Register and Boston Globe), as well as Mexicali, Mexico.
 
Minority Engineer
What types of jobs are you seeking to fill?
 
Gasparini
We currently have multiple job openings that span from engineering to support functions. We routinely seek RF/microwave engineers, power amplifier designers, systems engineers and technicians, sales and sales support representatives, finance, human resources, supply chain and information technology associates, as well as packaging, product, test and quality engineers, among many others.
 
Minority Engineer
Where can readers view Skyworks job opportunities and apply online? How can they connect via social media?
 
Gasparini
Candidates can go to skyworksinc.com/careers to see a list of our current job opportunities and apply online. You can also follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, @Skyworksinc, and YouTube, which hosts some great videos about our company, products and culture.
 
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