Summer / Fall 2022 Optics/Photonics Talent Outlook

Demand for Optics and Photonics Professionals has continued unabated in the 2nd and now 3rd quarter of 2022. Rudzinsky Associates has been extremely busy working on a variety of searches in Sales, Engineering, Executive Management. We have been highly successful because of our extensive network of contacts, our ability to act as an extension of our client’s organizations, and by offering candidates career actualizing opportunities. Contact RA today for help with your organization’s urgent talent requirements, or your own career aspirations.

There were 10.7 million job openings in the US as of end of June 2022. This equals January 2022.  There are 1.9 jobs for every unemployed worker in March 2022.

In June 2022, 4.2 million workers quit their jobs, a series high, continuing the “great resign” trend, 12 straight months that quits exceeded 4 million.

The national nonfarm unemployment rate edged down to 3.5% in July, down from 4.6% in October and 6.4% in January 2021. The current rate/trend reflects improvements from the COVID peak unemployment rate of almost 15%.

As of this date there are ~238,000+ job openings on Indeed that have the word laser, optics, fiber optics, photonics, imaging,  or instrumentation in them.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering related professions are expected to continue growing at 3% per year through 2029.

Competition for “A” level talent is fierce even during this phase of COVID.  Companies are facing both retention and talent attraction issues as a strategic gate to business growth.

Rudzinsky Associates acts as an extension of your organization, as brand, product, technology ambassadors, with the credibility to bring, attract and capture talent to your organization in an unparalleled, unrivaled manner.

(data provided from US Dept of Labor and or Bureau of Labor Statistics.)


Now more than ever organizations are turning to Rudzinsky Associates for assistance with key talent acquisition challenges. As SME’s (subject matter experts) in Optics/Photonic Talent Acquisition, Howard and Jenifer offer the valuable insight of 60 years of combined Photonics industry and talent acquisition experience. Reach out to Howard or Jenifer today with any questions or requirements that you may have., 781-862-6727 (ext 1) EST. 781-862-6727 (ext 2) PST.