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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Sept. 11th) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Resources and IT Staffing Services for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Pegula Sports seeks stronger fan connection for Buffalo teams, HarborCenter

The management of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres and the HarborCenter are expanding their “One Buffalo” marketing campaign via a mobile app created by a Florida company. Pegula Sports and Entertainment is working with Venuetize to connect with the fan base of the football and hockey teams as well as those who patronize the downtown entertainment venue.It starts with a relaunch of the Bills’ team mobile app, which officials said includes fan amenities and game-day features, for the home opener on September 15. A similar relaunch is planned for…Read More

Wage growth is stronger in Erie County than in U.S. as a whole

Wage increases in Erie County are outstripping the national growth rate, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Workers in Buffalo and nearby towns earned an average of $893 per week during the first quarter of this year, as reported in the latest installment of BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. That’s an increase of 0.9 percent from the corresponding figure for Erie County from the same period a year ago. But most U.S. workers were not as fortunate. BLS says the average weekly wage for the entire country declined by…Read More

IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise

Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year. Starting salaries for US-based IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% next year compared with 2016, according to the Robert Half Technology 2017 Salary Guide released Tuesday. The news is even better for some tech jobs. Data scientists, software engineers, database developers, and IT auditors are among the roles expected to see starting salaries increase by…Read More

Tech Unemployment Hit 2.4 Percent in August

The tech industry’s unemployment rate hit 2.4 percent in August, a slight dip from 2.9 percent in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In the overall U.S. labor market, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent. Not technology segments gained jobs, however. While technology consulting racked up 6,100 new positions in August, for example, computer and electronic manufacturing lost 700 jobs. Data processing, hosting and related services added 900 jobs last month. Read More

A Q&A with 3 Buffalo, NY Programmers for National Programmers’ Day

Lighthouse Technology Services has been connecting star programmers with IT jobs since 2004. We were fortunate to talk to three such programming professionals about their background, how they came into their profession, and why Buffalo is a great place to be a programmer. This year, 2016, National Programmers’ Day falls on September 12th. Lighthouse: What are the benefits of being a programmer in Buffalo? Tom: “The good pay, and flexible hours are great. Being a programmer is challenging, everything is a moving target, and I am always learning.” Read More

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