If the housing market is truly RED-HOT in Central Ohio, that has to be good for jobs! From The Dispatch.

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This is exciting – Columbus: Among the Four Strongest Jobs Markets

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According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with information technology (IT) skills have been getting hired at a rapid rate.
The agency reported that in July, there were 20,400 positions filled across a number of IT industries. Specifically, there were 10,400 jobs added in the computer system design field, 7,000 in telecommunications and 1,900 positions filled in the hosting, data processing and similar fields.
Industry experts say that the figures mean those with IT skills would find number of opportunities for employment.

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It seems companies are slow to actually hire someone, even though there are job openings to fill. This Dispatch article discusses the situation. There seem to be a large number of unfilled jobs.

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How about that, Columbus is a top city for job creation according to a Gallup survey – see Dispatch article

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This Dispatch article matches our experience. Companies are definitely careful in making hiring decisisions.

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What’s up with difficult year for CVG and Glimcher? Both had declining income in the fourth quarter in 2012.
Hopefully they are poised well for 2013:  Dispatch article

 

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When it comes to software development, one of the most popular computers languages is Java, first created in 1995 by Sun Microsystems.
According to many technology experts, those who are able to develop programs using this code are regularly in demand thanks to its prevalence on the internet. However, in an interview with TheServerSide.com, Philadelphia recruiter Dave Fecak stated that some of the biggest names in the insurance industry had not changed their hiring practices in years.
He suggests having a presence in the area to help attract the best talent available.

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Software creators possess advanced technology skills that could make them attractive choices to many U.S. employers in 2013. According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., the software development sector is expected to produce the most jobs during the year, and employment experts predict the segment will increase its workforce by 7 percent.
“Where the U.S. will produce the most jobs in 2013 is likely to follow growth patterns of the last few years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “The competition for educated, specialized labor has intensified as market demands increase.”
CareerBuilder ranked software development as its top job growth sector for 2013. Many software creators require bachelor’s degrees and other education to apply principles and techniques of engineering, computer science and mathematics. These specialists may also be required to embed systems software and help companies build state-of-the-art applications and databases.
Job growth in the software development segment may significantly impact U.S. employers. Companies could substantially boost their productivity by instituting quality systems to help employees’ manage their work.
Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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The mobile marking industry is one of the most promising sectors today, seeking to add thousands of jobs over the next few months.
Researchers at WANTED Analytics report there have been more than 6,000 jobs posted on the internet for those looking for employment in the mobile marketing sector. The report found that over the past year, there has been a 26 percent increase year-over-year from the same 90 period in 2011, a 134 percent increase from 2010 and a 400 percent climb from 2009.
Marketers with mobile skills are most frequently advertised for jobs located in the New York metropolitan area. Over the past 90 days, more than 1,000 marketing job ads in New York included mobile skill requirements and grew more than average, up 31% versus the same time period in 2011.
One mobile marketing firm that recently opened a new office and is looking to hire is Fiksu. In a release, the company said that it was opening a new office in North Hampton, Massachusetts and was looking to hire many new positions to handle operations.

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