The Trend: Tech Sector Hiring Is Hot Again in the US

The Trend: Tech Sector Hiring Is Hot Again in the US
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“Technology companies are in the midst of a hiring frenzy that has not been seen since the Internet bubble 10 years ago. Large corporations and startups are recruiting computer engineers, social media experts, data analysts, Web site and product designers, and managers, offering perks such as iPads, shuttle service, and meals. The surge in tech hires could be an indicator of things to come for the U.S. economy as a whole, says Monster.com’s Jesse Harriott.

Nationally, 148,000 technology jobs are expected to be added by the end of 2011, says Moody’s Analytics economist Sophia Koropeckyj. California added nearly 100,000 jobs in February, reducing the state’s jobless rate from 12.4 percent to 12.2 percent, according to a recent California Economic Development Department report. Across the United States, tech job listings rose about 30 percent in March and February, according to Craigslist. “It is an incredibly competitive marketplace for (tech) talent,” says Square’s Keith Rabois.”

Source: USA Today via ACM TechNews
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-03-29-technology-jobs_N.htm

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