Hiring

IT Hiring Increases Across Sectors

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IT hiring is on the rise across sectors, according to research firm Computer Economics. Of the 200 midsize to large U.S. and Canadian employers it polled, 52 percent said they plan to increase IT staff, the first time since 2007 that more than half of IT organizations said they’ll increase headcount. Hiring is taking place primarily in large organizations, according to the report, with financial services leading the way with 5 percent growth in headcount, followed by healthcare providers at… continue…

Feds Try Startup Approach to Luring ‘World Class Coders’

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The federal government’s latest effort to recruit tech talent aims to mimic a scrappy startup–though it’s not clear how nimble it can be considering all the regulations involved. Called 18F, the operation takes its name from its Washington, D.C., street address. One of its first projects was to create a repository of information for college-age victims of sexual assault, NotAlone.gov. Click here to see jobs in Washington, D.C. The effort is building on the success of the Presidential Innovation Fellows… continue…

June 2014: Dice Hiring Survey

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Hiring for technology professionals is moving full-steam ahead in the second half of 2014, according to more than 700 hiring managers and recruiters who primarily focus on these professionals. The majority (70%) of hiring managers intend to hire more technology professionals in the next six months, as compared to the first half of the year, according to Dice’s semi-annual hiring survey. That’s a slight dip from year end, when 73 percent anticipated more hiring in the first half of the… continue…

Tech Pros Impatient With Drawn-Out Hiring Processes

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Employers who spend too much time looking for the perfect candidate are losing the opportunity to hire strong talent, since many tech professionals are fielding multiple offers or taking advantage of sweetened retention efforts. “Managers that are hiring IT talent, they’re pickier than ever and they’re hurting themselves,” Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, told Network World. The best people, he said, will go to hiring managers who assert themselves—both with candidates and HR—and sell the opportunities their… continue…

Network Concerns Drive Hiring for Security Professionals

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Demand for the skills necessary to secure networks and data continues to drive opportunities for security specialists. During April, job postings for security-related positions rose 20 percent year-on-year, according to business intelligence firm Wanted Analytics. Click here to search security jobs. More than 7,800 security-related postings were available during the month, the company said. The most commonly advertised jobs that included a need for security knowledge were cyber security analyst, software engineer, systems engineer, systems administrator and network engineer. Previously,… continue…

How to Get a Job at Asurion

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For the past 20 years, Asurion has specialized in what it calls “technology protection,” working with wireless companies, retailers and cable and satellite providers to ensure some 280 million consumers get the technical support they need. According to Jason Pistulka, director of corporate recruiting and college relations, Asurion’s approach is to hire candidates who can commit themselves to making sure technology and its users are, in a word, harmonious. The company, he says, works “across the digitally connected globe by… continue…

State, Local Governments Resume Tech Hiring

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State and local governments are picking up the pace of their IT hiring as the economy grows. Although smart officials are rethinking the level of staff they need on-site, a rash of retirements is creating a range of opportunities, says Alan R. Shark, executive director/chief executive officer of the Public Technology Institute at Rutgers University. Still, new dynamics are at play. “Some of the civil service laws are so archaic that classifications have no bearing on the market rate. IT… continue…

Strong Demand in Georgia for Health IT Professionals

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Healthcare organizations in Georgia expect to see more technology hiring in the next five years as existing positions remain open and more are created. In an online poll commissioned by the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Information Technology, 86 percent of 300 healthcare providers and vendors said they anticipate more IT hiring taking place while 79 percent said they have health IT jobs open now. The organizations anticipate the top IT needs to be in security, systems administration, project administration and… continue…

Tips for Landing a Job at Ports America

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Ports America is the largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore in the country, with operations in every major port in the nation. The New Jersey-based company has approximately 1,100 employees in 80 locations, 105 of them working specifically in technology. Currently, the company is seeking candidates in IT management, database administration and service desk analysis. Human Resources Director Jennifer Shea says candidates should, depending on the job description, have experience with “Microsoft networks and Windows XP/7/2003/2008 operating systems, VPN,… continue…

What Quest Technology Management Seeks in New Hires

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Quest Technology Management, a Sacramento, Calif., -based technology management company, is in the midst of expanding. It’s set to open a second full-service data center this summer in Roseville, Calif. While the company wouldn’t commit to the exact number of people who’ll be hired at the new facility, it did tell us that it’s growing its headcount by 15 to 20 percent each year. Quest currently has 180 full-time employees in the U.S. In a press release, Tim Burke, the… continue…