Increasing demand for computer applications and data is prompting a technology industry hiring drive, according to Bloomberg.
From January to February, online job listings for occupations germane to computer and mathematics increased more than 2 percent. Open opportunities dwarfed jobhunters by a ratio of more than three-to-one. Tech career website Dice.com presently has 12 percent more listings as compared to one year ago.
“This feels like the beginning of another tech-driven jobs boom,” chief economic strategist Michael Mandel with the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington told Bloomberg. “The broad communications sector resisted the downward pull” prompted by the economic recession and “is going to be a leader in the expansion.”
Applications have helped create roughly 466,000 new jobs in the U.S. since the Apple iPhone first made its appearance on the markets.
Apple helped create 514,000 jobs in the U.S. as a result of its various personal devices such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone, according to a study cited by The New York Times. The Cupertino, California-based company released the results of its study late last week.

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Two new reports have found that hiring and revenue in the high tech sector are on the upswing, with more computer software companies struggling to find qualified workers.
According to the September WANTED Analytics report, more than 28,000 jobs for computer applications software engineers were posted online, a 23 percent growth over the past year. Companies on the West Coast had the highest rate of placement for computer specialists during September.
Along with the rise in the number of jobs posted online for software engineers, the report also found that the number of companies looking to hire applications workers grew by 66 percent since 2009. Some of the most in-demand jobs included positions with specialities in Java, .Net and Linux.
A second report by Research and Markets has found that revenue from the U.S. software sector has a combined annual revenue of approximately $220 billion, with about 60 percent of industry profits generated from software publishing.
The report found that the U.S. computer industry currently consists of approximately 500,000 companies, the largest of those businesses include Activision, Blizzard, Microsoft and Symantec.

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