Jabil Circuit Inc.

Overview

Jabil Circuit Inc. is an electronic manufacturing services company that makes a wide range of computing, networking and other gear for large companies. Its customers include Hewlett-Packard Co., Cisco Systems Inc. and Nokia Corp.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., it has operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The company’s services include design, production, product management and aftermarket services to firms in the aerospace, automotive, computing, defense, instrumentation, medical device, networking, storage and telecommunication industries.

In 2009, Jabil reduced its work force by 3,000, with about 10% of the cuts coming in the U.S. The cuts, however, may have positioned the firm for future growth. Chief Executive Timothy Main said that he expects 2010 to be a record year for Jabil revenue and earnings.

Culture

Jabil describes its business model as one that empowers employees. Employees maintain there is an open-door policy with management. The work environment is team-oriented.

The company promotes training and education with in-house resources and specialized career development programs. It prefers to promote from within.

Recruiting


Jabil’s career portal has videos describing what managers are looking for in candidates. Among the top qualities: high energy and a willingness to grow within the organization. It actively recruits on college campuses.

Facts & Resources


Employees:   61,000
Stock Quote   JBL
Company Site:   www.jabil.com
Career Site:   Careers



Resources


Subsidiaries & Divisions


  • Celetronix USA Inc.
  • GET Manufacturing USA Inc.

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