SONY Walk-In Interview, 25 April

SONY will be having a walk-in interview on Saturday, 25 April 2009 in an effort to recruit more engineering and administrative personnel.

The interview will take place in Boulevard Hotel, Mid Valley, in room 3 and room 4, and will run between 9am to 5pm. Candidates are advised to come early, with all the relevant documents including resume, academic transcripts and other certificates in tact.

The technical jobs available include Design Engineers, System Analysts, IT Engineers, Technicians, IT Leaders and general Engineers. The company is also actively looking to hire Officers and Executives who would be responsible to handle a variety of functions such as human resource, material control (warehouse), accounting & finance, procurement, production planning and business planning.

Most of the positions will be located in Sony’s plant in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor.

SONY’s working benefits include competitive salary, medical & dental benefits, insurance scheme, in-house doctor and nurse, vehicle loan subsidy, subsidized meals, overtime, transportation allowance, as well as training opportunity in overseas, particularly Japan.

Details:

Event: SONY Walk-In Interview
Date: 25 April 2009, Saturday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Westside Room 3 & 4, Boulevard Hotel (Mid Valley)

Those who miss the interview can write in through email to recruitment.soemkl@ap.sony.com and send their resume, indicating positions applied.

Sony Announced 8,000 Job Cut

Japanese electronic maker Sony has announced an 8,000 job cut in its effort to reduce expenditures and save over $1 billion operational cost, as the corporation is taking the heat of the slowing economy.

The job cut, which represents a 5 percent reduction of its current global workforce, is the largest single layoff announced by an Asian-based company.

Apart from the layoff, it will also defer its investment plan and possibly exit from non-profitable businesses in a few countries. Sources identified Slovakia to be one of the Sony’s operating countries which will be significantly affected by downsizing activities.

Despite consistently achieving record profits during the holiday seasons, particularly Christmas, this year’s season gave the company a bleak outlook as plummeting economy shrank the customers’ pocket size and as a result, sales of Sony products are expected to suffer.

Currently, Sony employs more than 160,000 staff worldwide, with main manufacturing bases in Japan, China, United States and Europe. It is powered by 57 manufacturing plants, which is expected to be reduced by up to 10% within the next few coming months.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony is one of the world’s largest electronic manufacturers, with strong presence in media, entertainment, information technology and professional markets. Despite being the world’s largest economy, Japan succumbed to financial pressure and became the second country in Asia to enter the technical recession after Singapore.

While the 8,000 figure seems a lot and rather unforgiving, analysts predicted that the move may just be the beginning of the worse things to come. Some expected Sony to announce more layoffs soon.

Sony is Asia’s #1 Favourite Brand

Sony displaced mobile phone maker Nokia as Asia’s most favourite brand in 2008, according to a recent research conducted by Media magazine and research firm TNS.

The research was accomplished by interviewing a few thousands of Asian consumers and shoppers coming from different markets in Asia, including Australia, Japan and China.

TNS is one of the world’s largest custom market research companies, providing a wide range of research expertise in branding, communications, technology, media and retail.

Apart from Sony and Nokia, which make up the top two, the 2008 table also consists of Canon, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Samsung, LG, Coca Cola, Google and Panasonic.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony is one of the biggest media corporations in the world at the moment with yearly revenues in excess of $80 billion. The company operates in a diverse range of technology sectors including video, telecommunications, entertainment, electronics, gadgets, games and many others. Its best selling products include the Walkman, Sony Viao, Play Station, digital cameras, PSP consoles, DVD players a string of other electronic products.

Between 2003 and 2006, Sony was named as Asia’s best brand for a record 4 consecutive years by BrandChannel.

While the parent brand gets recognition, consumers are more weary of the merged Sony-Ericsson mobile brand, with speculation rife about the two leading companies, Sony and Ericsson splitting in the near future.