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These US Cities Can't Hire Tech Workers Fast Enough
Business Insider ^ | 06/17/2013 | Julie Bort

Posted on 06/17/2013 7:44:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

We all want a great, high-paying job. To make that happen, it helps to be in an area where there are more jobs to fill than qualified people to fill them.

We worked with the folks at job hunting site Bright to scout out the places in the country that have the most tech jobs. Bright sifted through 3.5 million job postings, plus government job data. As you can see from the following maps, some cities post a lot of jobs per capita.

Watch each map change to see how the job market changed last quarter.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: itemployment; itjobs; jobs; technology; techworkers

1 posted on 06/17/2013 7:44:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 06/17/2013 7:46:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why such a big need for IT Techies in a relatively rural area of east-central Ohio?


3 posted on 06/17/2013 7:49:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m not seeing many pink/orange circles on that map, are you? Just more bullsh*+ to get the immigration bill passed.


4 posted on 06/17/2013 7:54:15 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: dangus

Agitprop for the immigration bill.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 7:56:38 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: SeekAndFind

Topeka? really?


6 posted on 06/17/2013 7:56:53 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: SeekAndFind

In May all the circles show a decrease not an increase. Something’s wrong...


7 posted on 06/17/2013 7:57:25 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since when is operating a weed whacker considered high tech?


8 posted on 06/17/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That chart is nonsense at least as far as Rockford, Illinois is concerned. What few IT jobs there are offer very low pay for the skills and experience requested.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 8:01:50 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A good friend of mine who runs a custom software company tells me it’s all the failed offshore projects coming home. Offshoring has really burned a lot of companies seeking “cheap” software solutions only to find out managing the results was more expensive in the long run. The guys who did the dirty work have already been paid and don’t have to answer for or manage the end results.


10 posted on 06/17/2013 8:15:23 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: raybbr
Look again. Some very small increases in May in very small cities like Boise, Idaho, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Spokane, Washington. But the decreases are definitely much more numerous and in much larger markets.

However, I really can't figure out why Pittsburgh, PA is such a tiny dot. After all, we are home to Carnegie-Mellon, one of the top IT universities in the country, substantial operations by Google and a large ethnic Indian subcontinent population with the largest Hindu temple in the world outside of India.

11 posted on 06/17/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dangus

Give it a minute — it’s animated over a couple of months.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 8:50:23 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Crazieman
Topeka? really? State Capital with population of only 125,000 distorts statistics.
13 posted on 06/17/2013 9:33:42 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Why such a big need for IT Techies in a relatively rural area of east-central Ohio?

Because that is where the stimulus money was directed in order to influence the election.

14 posted on 06/17/2013 9:44:12 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Why such an increase in the TX panhandle? You’d think hussein would outsource the NSA snoop jobs.


15 posted on 06/17/2013 9:45:08 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: RockyMtnMan

You mean we’re not going to have to deal with some mid easterner who can’t speak English when we call an American business?


16 posted on 06/17/2013 9:48:28 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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I doubt it will have an impact on call centers because the only skill required is English (which many seem to fail at). Software engineering requires a higher skill set and significantly more interaction between the customer and the development teams.

The idea of low cost software is a fantasy for many implementations if you consider the number of hours wasted in debugging and mismatches with requirements. Highly skilled developers need very little management oversight compared to their offshore counterparts and generally produce better quality code, which generally spends far less time in the testing/QA cycle (ie fewer testers/managers required).


17 posted on 06/17/2013 10:20:10 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: SeekAndFind

Try being over 50 & a white male with high tech experience. Men in this category do not qualify for any job, since Affirmative Action is more important than experience.


18 posted on 06/17/2013 11:51:24 AM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Fully Awake DAV

BTTT


19 posted on 06/17/2013 12:25:21 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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BI is promoting BS


20 posted on 06/17/2013 12:26:01 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: RockyMtnMan
Offshoring has really burned a lot of companies seeking “cheap” software solutions only to find out managing the results was more expensive in the long run.

lots more expensive than they thought they were.

21 posted on 06/17/2013 2:07:59 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Fully Awake DAV
Try being over 50 & a white male with high tech experience. Men in this category do not qualify for any job, since Affirmative Action is more important than experience.

If you are over 50 and white, start your own consulting business offering real deliverables to the corporation that laid you off. Either they found real labor that can deliver cheaper than you or they will go out of business because you either have a real benefit otherwise you are just whining.

22 posted on 06/17/2013 3:47:31 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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