DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mouser Electronics, a top global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, is the 2012 Employer of Excellence for Tarrant County. The award is given by Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, the local Workforce Board of the Texas Workforce Commission, which also cited Mouser as a top five finalist for Texas Employer of the Year for 2012.
“Our hope is to motivate students to further explore careers in engineering and advanced technologies.”
The Employer of Excellence award, in recognition of Mouser’s dedication to economic development, community giving and educational initiatives, was presented at today’s luncheon during the annual conference of the Texas Workforce Commission at the Gaylord in Grapevine.
“We want to thank Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County for this recognition. It is a tremendous honor,” says Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “It gives me great personal satisfaction to know that our hard work over the years has impacted so many people in a beneficial way.”
Judy McDonald, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County said: “Mouser’s deep commitment as an active partner with workforce and economic development, as well as the education system, has made them one of the region’s most valuable assets.”
The distributor employs nearly 1,000 people at its global headquarters in Mansfield and pumps more than $835 million into our economy every year. In the schools, employees regularly speak to classes and serve on advisory boards. Just this past year, Mouser staff members offered their expertise to the local high school robotics team and helped students build a solar car. The community involvement helped earn Mouser the nomination and recognition as a finalist for Employer of the Year for Texas.
“Our employees are working every day to make a difference in the community. Through our ongoing sponsorships and partnerships with schools, we are committed to fostering educational innovation and excellence particularly in math and science,” adds Paula Holcomb, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President of Human Resources, who has overseen Mouser’s recent hiring surge. “Our hope is to motivate students to further explore careers in engineering and advanced technologies.”
One highlight this year was a live audio and video link Mouser sponsored that gave Mansfield students a question and answer session with NASA’s Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Holcomb notes that Mouser also actively gives back to the community through involvement in several charity programs, including Race for the Cure, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and others.
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is funded by Texas Workforce Commission and is one of 28 Workforce Boards across the state. Mouser was nominated for both awards with letters of support from the Mansfield Economic Development Corporation and the Mansfield Independent School District.
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 3 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 3 million products online from more than 450 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 375,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.mouser.com.
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