The following resources are available to benefit U.S. IEEE members who are unemployed or anticipating an involuntary career transition:

Reduced Dues

If unemployed through involuntary termination and actively seeking employment, or if your income has fallen below certain levels, you can request a 50% reduction in your IEEE and society dues/assessments (including publications).  Contact IEEE Member Services at 1-800-678-IEEE for details.


Bridge the gap between employers with IEEE life, catastrophe health, disability and personal insurance.

IEEE-USA Employment Survey

This report on the IEEE-USA Unemployed Members Survey provides a comprehensive portrait of IEEE’s unemployed U.S. membership and offers insights into the causes — and remedies — for loss of employment among technical professionals.  More info

Consulting & Entrepreneurship

Can you put your skills to work as a self-employed consultant or entrepreneur?  Explore these alternative career paths and network with fellow professionals through IEEE-USA’s Alliance of Consultants Networks and the Entrepreneurs Resources page.

IEEE-USA’s eBooks & Webinars

Choose from a variety of career and employment IEEE-USA’s eBooks and currently archived webinars. New eBooks and Webinars are continually being published and produced to assist members with their careers and employment strategies.

Local IEEE Section & Pace Network Presentations

To assist unemployed or at-risk members, IEEE-USA has developed six sets of Power Point Slides with Speaker’s notes to help local sections and PACE Chairs conduct meetings focusing on…

Career Transitions – Quick Response Team

Are you just one of a number of IEEE members affected by a downsizing or lay-off at your company? If so, then IEEE-USA may be able to provide advice and assistance on next steps through a workshop delivered by one of our Quick Response Teams. Contact IEEE-USA for details.

Calculate Your Worth

During your job search you will want to evaluate your worth in the marketplace. Try IEEE-USA’s Salary Service. The Salary Service will provide you with a complete range of full-time income from primary sources being paid to U.S. IEEE members – electrical, electronics or computer engineers and scientists – in specified employment situations.

If you are planning to become a consultant you may be interested in IEEE-USA’s Consultant Fee Survey Report results.