Thursday, April 29, 2010

HIRE Act Form W-11 (Employee Affidavit) for New Hires

The second quarter of FY 2010 has significant indicators of employment opportunities. Organizations in different industries have begun recruitment of talented professionals who will partake in supporting their advancement. 

In addition, the HIRE Act signed by President Obama will support the business goals of employers. Subsequently, the concerted efforts of organizations which will take advantage of its provisions will be instrumental in diminishing the high percentile of unemployment nationally.

The IRS recently released  the Form W-11 (Employee Affidavit)  for New Hires who qualify under the HIRE Act

The HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment) Act was signed by President Obama last March 18th 2010, designed to encourage employers to hire and retain new workers, it will provide employers to claim the Special  Payroll Tax Exemption that will be applicable to many newly hired workforce for the Year 2010.

"The new law requires that employers get a statement from each eligible new hire, certifying under penalties of perjury, that he or she was unemployed during the 60 days before beginning work or, alternatively, worked fewer than a total of 40 hours for anyone during the 60-day period."

The Form W-11 (Employee Affidavit) is the official form that will validate eligibility of the employee under Hire Act.  Without the signature of the newly hired employee on the Form, it will invalidate the claim of the employer for the Special Payroll Tax Exemption.

Employers must retain this document (Form W-11) on file for future verification. Please read the instruction at the bottom of the form on how to use  and comply when hiring an employee who may qualify under this law.

Who will qualify under this Law?
A “qualified employee” is an employee who:
• begins employment with you after February 3, 2010, and before January 1, 2011;
• certifies by signed affidavit, or similar statement under penalties of perjury, that he or she has not been employed for more than 40 hours during the 60-day period ending on the date the employee begins employment with you;
• is not employed by you to replace another employee unless the other employee separated from employment voluntarily or for cause (including downsizing);
It is also wise for a given organization to review the restriction provision of this law, where it identified organizations that cannot qualify for the Special  Payrol Tax Exemption.
The HIRE Act created two new tax benefits designed to encourage employers to hire and retain new workers. As a result, employers who hire unemployed workers this year (after Feb. 3, 2010, and before Jan. 1, 2011) may qualify for a 6.2-percent payroll tax incentive, in effect exempting them from the employer’s share of social security tax on wages paid to these workers after March 18. This reduction will have no effect on the employee’s future Social Security benefits, and employers would still need to withhold the employee’s 6.2-percent share of Social Security taxes, as well as income taxes. In addition, for each unemployed worker retained for at least a year, businesses may claim a new hire retention credit of up to $1,000 per worker when they file their 2011 income tax returns.

To learn more details about this new law "The HIRE Act" - please visit the website of the IRS.Gov

For any inquiries about additional information on HIRE Act Form W-11, please contact us at (650) 241-3207 or send us your email to:

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Professionally Fulfilling Engineering Jobs at JNTC Careers - Contact Us

JNTC Careers have partnered with RedZone Search  for the hiring of qualified professionals who will participate towards the growth and development of our clients.

Please review the following available positions that we are currently hiring on behalf of our StartUp client. We are searching for individuals who possess entrepreneural spirit, demonstrate great work ethics within a StartUp environment, professionalism, flexibility, initiative, responsibility, accountability and technical expertise. Instruction about submitting an application can be found in each link to the Job Description provided below.

1. Vice President, Hardware Engineering - Code: JNTC_AN-100414f
     This is a leadership position demonstrates ownership of hardware products, including ASICs/FPGAs, PCBs, and mechanical subsystems throughout the product lifecycle.

2. System Architect  - Code: JNTC_AN-100414e
    The Architect must demonstrate success in several cycles of complex System Design, FPGA/ASIC  design, HW/SW integration, bring-up, and field support.  Writing System C, Verilog, System Verilog, C or functional models of the overall implementation. Drive and write specifications for FPGA/ASIC level development. Musd have participated hands on in FPGA/ASIC RTL development.

3.  QA Test & Development Engineer - Code: JNTC_AN-100414a
     This Engineer will be a member of a dedicated QA team to design and implement functional tests for each component and system tests for the solution as a whole. Will build strong ties with development team and provide leadership on test planning and test tracking tools, familiarity with virtualization domain (Vmware ESX ,Citrix XenServer or Microsoft Hyper-V)

4. Senior Software Java Engineer - Code: JNTC_AN-100414b
    This Engineer must be experienced in software engineering, with emphasis on high-performance, high-availability, server-side enterprise applications, Java software development, multi-threaded programming and web services (SOAP, WSDL, etc.)  and a SQL.

5.  Senior Protocol Engineer - Code: JNTC_AN-100414
     This Engineer will join a world-class development team. Must  demonstrate a strong system building
expertise and competencies of networking protocols. Including 3D/2D, C++ systems software engineering experience,  strong fundamentals in modern C++ object-oriented design, multithreading, IPC and OS design.

6. Senior Windows Software Engineer, Display Driver - Code: JNTC_AN-100414c
     This Windows Softwre Engineer will lead developer for Windows display drivers for our desktop products. This entails all phases of software development, including architecture, micro-architecture pecification, implementation, unit test development, and system integration. Expertise at writing Windows display drivers on Windows XP and Vista (User mode and Miniport/Kernel components), strong   fundamentals in modern C++ object-oriented design, multithreading, etc., Windows (e.g. GDI, IP threading, synchronization) and its internals.

7. Senior Software Engineer, Windows Internals - Code: JNTC_AN-100414d
    This Senior Software Engineer will demonstrate the expertise in Windows systems and internals to play leadership role in architecting and implementing deep I/O and system development.  Including modern C++ object-oriented design, multithreading, IPC, and OS design, 3D Graphics APIs, competencies of
network fundamentals (DHCP, TCP, etc), USB, audio, and other I/O subsystems, Windows internals expertise (APIs and architecture.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

JNTC Headquarters Now in the Bay Area, California (in the Heart of Silicon Valley)

JNT Consulting would like to notify all clients, partners and friends that effective April 1, 2010 our Headquarters has began its operation in the Bay Area, California (in the heart of Silicon Valley).

While we are in the process of settling in please note that business continues as usual. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any business needs that you need to be attended. We are here to assist resolving your pressing issues. We will continue to support you regardless of locations with all of our engagements.

Our California contact information is found below:

HQ Mailing Address:  PO Box 18877, San Jose, CA 95158
Telephone Number:  +1 650 241-3207

For your comments, concerns and or questions please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

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