Red hot high tech industry continues to create jobs

On February 18th, 2012, posted in: IT Careers for Central Ohio by Jacci

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A new report has found the combination of consumer demand and the advancement of business applications for new technology continues to drive job growth in the high tech sector.
According to the Jones Lang LaSalle report, which tracked 18 markets, jobs in the high tech industry are increasing at nearly four times the national average of other occupations since the height of the economic downturn in February 2010. The report also found high tech companies drove up the demand for office space and an increase in venture capital investments.
Of the more than half million office jobs created since last year, the report found 127,000 positions were in the high tech services with San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Baltimore adding the biggest numbers to the high tech workforce over the past year and a half.
The report comes as officials in Pennsylvania are hoping the area will become a major high tech hub alongside Silicon Valley and Massachusetts.
Pennsylvania has seen a 1.6 percent increase in the number of high tech jobs from 2009 to 2010 with Franklin County having one of the highest concentrations of high tech companies in the state due to its lower tax base and overhead, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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