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Silicon Valley will continue to be a hotbed for growth in IT jobs. But the pace is
likely to be more gradual this decade than it’s been over the last five years. That’s
one of the findings of a study by the NOVA Job Seeker Center in Sunnyvale. From
2005-2010, the Valley’s information and communications technologies industries
had volatile swings in employment levels. Now NOVA suggests there will be
slower, more even growth through 2020. The occupations predicted to have the
most growth? Applications and systems software engineers, computer systems
analysts, network systems analysts, and data communications analysts.
Interested in working for the City of New York? You may find it
easier if the Bloomberg administration gets its way. City Hall wants to end
what it calls an antiquated hiring requirement: Passing the Civil Service exam.
They were designed in 1883 to make sure people were hired based on their
qualifications, not on who their uncle was. Of course, back then job descriptions didn’t
change very often. And today they change a lot. The proposal makes sense, but it isn’t a
slam dunk. Because the new rules would also make it easier to lay off city
employees. So, the administration expects a fight from city labor unions.
There are bright spots in the job market. And then there are bright spots in the job
market. This month’s Dice Report spotlights areas where the year on year job growth is, to say the least, dramatic. Job postings in cloud computing, for example, rose 294 percent. Those for information security jumped 109 percent.And listings for VMWare experience rose 92 percent. Find out details by clicking here.