Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses. Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr May 19, 2019 Brittney Ball was living in a homeless shelter with her baby when she learned of a one-year program offering technical training, professional skills and an internship. She took the plunge. Five years later, Ms. Ball is a software engineer in Charlotte, N.C., earning more than $50,000 a year. A 30-year-old single mother, she has health insurance, retirement savings and plans to vacation in Mexico this year. “It showed me that I could do something different,” she said about the training program. “It really lit a fire under me.” Preparing people for tech jobs is hailed as the great employment hope of the future. Cities and states across the country are rushing to … [Read more...] about Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.
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Communities across the country are trying to lure high-tech jobs away from Silicon Valley. It doesn’t seem like that should be hard. Silicon Valley is one of the most expensive places on earth, and as the home to some of the biggest and most valuable companies in the world, the competition for tech talent is fierce. But according to a report by job site Indeed, Silicon Valley’s share of tech job listings is growing, not shrinking. Tech job listings are growing elsewhere too. But they’re growing faster in Silicon Valley and other established tech hubs, according to the study, underscoring the draw of those regions. "Tech tends to be where tech has always been," says Indeed's chief economist, Jed Kolko. "Even though technology changes rapidly, the geography of where tech happens changes more slowly." Indeed identified eight metropolitan areas with populations of at least 1 million where technology jobs account for a "high share" of the total listings on the company's … [Read more...] about Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet
Mar 28, 4:13 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Amethyst Tate 03/28/19 AT 4:05 PM Amazon plans on adding hundreds of tech jobs to its location in Austin. Terry Leeper, General Manager of Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub, announced this week that the company will add 800 tech jobs at the Texas location."In the last four years, we have created more than a 1,000 jobs in Austin,” said Leeper. “With a strong pool of technical talent in Austin and a dynamic quality of life, we are excited to continue to expand and create more opportunity in this vibrant city.”Texas Governor Greg Abbott also sounded off on the news. “The state of Texas has cultivated a strong and vibrant business environment, leading to more jobs and greater innovation,” he said. “With today’s announcement and continued investment in the technology sector, Texas will continue to chart a … [Read more...] about Amazon Is Bringing 800 Tech Jobs To Austin
US firm expansion will create 220 new Northern Ireland tech jobs BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A US cyber security company has announced plans to create 220 new jobs as part of an expansion into Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/us-firm-expansion-will-create-220-new-northern-ireland-tech-jobs-37590318.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37591965.ece/cd25a/AUTOCROP/h342/p2%20readover%20pic.jpg Email A US cyber security company has announced plans to create 220 new jobs as part of an expansion into Northern Ireland. California-based Imperva, which has 54 offices worldwide, has said it will recruit the new staff in Belfast over the next three to five years, eventually generating £7.2m in salaries. It's expected to bring the total number of NI cyber security jobs to over 1,500 for the first time, representing a 15-fold increase in the past 10 years. The new roles are expected to include product development, tech support … [Read more...] about US firm expansion will create 220 new Northern Ireland tech jobs
source Brian Snyder/Reuters It might be hard to imagine that people born as late as 2000 – a designation known as Gen Z – are already entering the professional workforce. But they are, and there’s a few jobs in the tech sphere that 18- to 25-year-old workers are particularly excited about. Some of those jobs are even nearing the six-figure salary mark. Comparably, a website that monitors the job market for trends, compiled a list of the 15 most popular tech jobs for Gen Z workers, ordered by average salary: 15. Customer service rep ($43,924) source Bloomberg/Getty A customer service rep is responsible for addressing any concerns or issues a customer may have, as well as answering inquiries and questions. 14. Marketing associate ($50,185) source WOCinTech Chat/Flickr/Attribution A marketing associate is an entry-level worker who will work on the marketing team to advertise and promote the business. 13. Technical support manager ($50,306) … [Read more...] about The 15 hottest tech jobs for Gen Z workers right now