Over the last few years, the increased value of IT in companies of all kinds has created many jobs in this field. Now, as the amount of data tech personnel must manage continues to rise exponentially and advanced devices and software are created to handle it, more hiring than ever should be expected.
The next few years should see nearly 2 million IT jobs opening up in the U.S. alone. According to Gartner, by 2015 American markets should expect about half of all big data jobs to exist within its borders, making the nation a leader in research and progress within the information market.
Part of the push here will be fueled by emerging trends in technology spending as well, ZDNet reported. The source stated that by the end of next year, purchases of hardware and software will push corporate budgets to nearly $30 billion annually, as will hiring new personnel to manage these platforms. Such strong spending trends are being seen on a global scale as well, and there seems to be no indication that big data is losing momentum. This could indicate that more jobs in IT are yet to come.
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See Dispatch article for news that Jobless rate lowest since ’08.
As our economy improves, overall unemployment keeps dropping in Central Ohio.
For technical professionals the rate is under 4%.

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Encouraging article on Ohio business startups this year- article in The Dispatch:

“Filings to do business in Ohio increase this year.
New filings to do business in Ohio totaled 6,665 in September, up from 6,143 in the same month of 2011, Secretary of State Jon Husted said.
The office reported 66,734 new-business filings this year through September, up from 63,026 during the same period last year.”

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Thanks to advancements in technology, employers have been able to find new workers online instead of having to sort through paper applications. However, the process has meant that in some cases, qualified candidates never get hired.
According to many experts, the computerized systems, which are becoming more common than ever, use a series of yes or no questions and then filter out applicants based on the results. In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, University of Pennsylvania professor Peter Cappelli said that the systems were falling short.
“The problem comes with employers trying to use these systems for more than they’re capable of doing,” said Cappelli, director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, in an interview with the source. “They have so constrained their criteria, they end up with nothing. They want skill sets that don’t exist.”
Some of the largest names in the tech industry have seen many jobs unfilled. For example, technology firm Microsoft says that it has 6,000 positions open, according to InformationWeek. Many of those positions have remained unclaimed due to a shortage of qualified candidates, the source reported.
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The recession left many once-vibrant industries on the brink of collapse, thanks to a considerable decline in consumer spending. While downturn affected men and women differently, both genders have seen an increase in the number of jobs added in recent months.
A report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) examined how females have recovered in the years since the recession. The group, which compiled its findings using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, found during the three year period ending in June 2012, women have regained 38.7 percent of jobs lost during the recession.
“The recovery is finally reaching women,” said Dr. Heidi Hartmann, president of IWPR and a labor economist. “Women got more than one-third of the job gains in the third year of the recovery, much better than their share the previous year, despite the fact that women are bearing the brunt of state and local government cuts,” she said.
One sector that has been employing both sexes for quite some time is information technology (IT). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20,400 positions were added in IT departments.
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