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IT Employment Dipped in October
According to the November IT Index Figures from TechServe Alliance, IT Employment dropped .2% in October 2018 from the previous month.
So, the lack of available technology talent strikes again.
But it’s only going to get worse, because…
Amazon HQ2 and HQ3 Heading to New York and D.C.
Without a doubt, Technology Departments on the East Coast are going to have the fight of their lives coming.
After all, Amazon will be looking to hire 50,000 new employees for their new HQ2 and HQ3 offices.
And it was the Tech Talent pool that was part of the lure of these locations for Amazon.
Inc Magazine says, “Good Luck Finding a Software Engineer in the Next Few Years.”
What are you doing differently to hire IT Pros today?
If you’re doing the same thing to hire IT Pros today as you did a year ago, then you’re going to miss your hiring goals.
According to a new Accenture report, “80% of Executives expect the IT Workforce to change dramatically over the next three years.”
Train and up-skill, leverage contingent workers and consultants, broaden your talent acquisition partnerships, and create new incentives for hiring new talent.
Go get ‘em.