People with the right technology skills are often in high demand, as many firms seek to increase staff to meet demand. In one recent case, Seattle-based Microsoft stepped up hiring in preparation for the release of its new tablet.
Tech Radar reports that the technology company is looking to bring on new staff for the latest version of the Microsoft Tablet. The roles that need to be filled include mechanical engineers, packaging designers and manufacturing professionals.
The company says that one of the perks of getting hired is the collaboration that takes place between different departments.
“Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing,” the job posting states, according to TechRadar. “We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!”
There are other signs that the technology sector could help improve the job market. A report from employment firm Dice found that 73 percent of hiring managers in the IT sector surveyed said they will increase hiring in the second half of 2012.
Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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As the economic situation around the world remains tenuously optimistic, some sectors are undergoing massive transformations as a result of how these industries are changing each moment. One of the newest trends is that of big data, and its impact on IT hiring has added to the demand for more assistance within technology-heavy corporations.
Subsequently, the need for IT personnel is on the rise, but not in places that job hunters would typically consider or expect. According to InformationWeek, even though social media is rapidly expanding, firms within this sector aren’t hiring many new employees. On the other hand, help desk associates and system security workers are in the greatest demand according to the source’s 2012 State of IT Staffing Survey. Companies are focusing on keeping tabs on the information and services they already own, but IT staff are needed to assist in maintaining and perfecting these systems, the study showed.
US News and World Report supported that claim in a recent article. Technology and defense companies appear to be hiring most of the IT personnel in the United States these days, focusing on honing their comprehension and systems integr

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According to one recent report, members of the workforce who are 50 years old or older are more likely to get hired than their younger counterparts.
The recent survey, conducted by Braun Research and commissioned by Adecco Staff, found that 60 percent of hiring managers said they would employ a mature worker, while just 20 percent said they would bring on someone of the Millennial generation.
The survey also showed that nearly all managers surveyed, 91 percent, believed that mature workers were reliable and 88 viewed these older employees as professional.
Some believe the study reveals that companies all over the country place a high value of those with more experience.

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The economy is improving and the jobless rate continues to fall. Now at 5.4%, it is the lowest since May 2008.
See article in The Dispatch.

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Those with the right information technology (IT) skills can find a number of job opportunities at firms across the United States. According to one recent study, the sector is expected to see employment growth during the fourth quarter of 2012.
The survey from Robert Half Technology revealed that 9 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) expected to increase their company’s IT department during this time frame, while just 6 percent said they would be performing layoffs. Eighty-three percent said that staff levels would remain in place during the fourth quarter.
There are struggles, however, to find enough skilled workers to fill the open spots. Fifty-four percent of CIOs said that they had difficulty getting the right people for employment opportunities.

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