Tech Firms Takes the Lead in Creating Jobs!

Tech Firms Takes the Lead in Creating Jobs!

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It's official!  Technology companies are, once again, leading the pack in creating new jobs. This is the biggest hiring binge in more than a decade for tech firms and you don't want to miss it! The really good news is that the jobs added are not just entry-level positions, but many companies need experienced workers as they build their teams! 

 

These tech firms need people from all backgrounds, including sales, marketing, engineering, product design, management, finance, and social media.  Many are seeking workers with extensive experience that have a work history of leading a team in multi-platform technology. In fact, talented workers are getting multiple offers; something we have not seen in a long time.

 

The well-known names that are leaders in this space are Facebook which plans to add about 1,000 jobs in 2011, Google which is "on-fire" adding more than 6,000 workers in 2011 and Twitter which will add about 2,500 jobs by 2013.  Other well-known companies are Skype who will add 350 positions by 2011, eBay who is hiring hundreds of people worldwide and Amazon who is looking to fill thousands of jobs in 2011.

 

Not since the dot-com bubble of the early 2000 has competition for qualified workers has been so lucrative as would-be employees are being enticed with generous contracts, hefty bonuses and incentives, such shuttle services and sports tickets.   

 

Last month I wrote a piece on SAVO which is a sales enablement software company based in Chicago which is on a hiring frenzy.  Many of the jobs are based in other cities, yet this privately owned company is poised for a sale and needs qualified workers.

 

From the second quarter of 2008 through the first quarter of 2010 during the hardest hit of the Great Recession, 308,000 tech jobs were lost.  Currently, there are about 6.1 million tech jobs in the U.S. with an estimate of 150,000 tech jobs expected to be added this year.  Some area's like CA, which has one of the highest unemployment numbers in the country, is posed to gain from the up tick in tech hiring which will help the greater U.S. economy.

 

Venture Capitalists see growth in wireless apps, online gaming and clean tech. This mixture of unrelated trends will all support growth in the tech sector.  San Francisco is "the rage" reaching a record number of 34,000 tech-related jobs and forcing many companies to expand their office space.  This, of course, helps the lagging real estate market which helps construction workers; it's all great for our sluggish economy.

 

Check out Fast Company magazine for the leaders in the tech space, along with keeping current with what the more notable firms, such as, Google and Groupon, are doing.  Wired is also a great resource for the technology sector; my favorite.  Study these companies and contact them, now!  Don't miss this tech hiring trend!

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