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.
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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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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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As many areas of the economy still struggle to rebound, the information technology (IT) sector appears to be on its way to recovery with two major companies announcing expansions.
In Indianapolis, the consumer review website Angie’s List said it plans to double its staff at its local headquarters, adding as many as 500 new jobs within the next four years.
The company, founded by its only employee Angie Hicks in 1995, said it will pour more than $11 million to expand its campus and train new workers.
The news comes after another information technology company, Knowledge Services, announced plans to expand its headquarters and add 200 new jobs in northeast Indiana.
In North Carolina, IT service company HCL Technologies said it will be adding to its local workforce in Cary, hiring about 300 new employees by next spring.
The Wake Forest Times Observer reports that HCL’s Cary office is already the India-based company’s fastest growing U.S. facility.
HCL is among a number of other high-tech companies that have announced expansions in the area, including Xerox subsidiary Affiliated Computer Services, who said it will hire about 250 local workers next year.

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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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It appears as if there are plenty of jobs for computer system professionals in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Industry experts across the country said that they are also on the hunt for high-tech workers, even as other industries appear to be at an economic standstill.

The director of the North East Ohio Software Association (NEOSA), Brad Nellis, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that a recent survey of its more than 2,500 members found that 68 percent of companies plan on adding to their workforce during the next year.

“Historically, the number of companies with current openings remains very high; in fact, it's the highest it's been in the more than 5 years that we've been doing this survey,” Nellis noted.

According to the recent unemployment numbers, Cleveland is not the only exception when it comes to hiring in the high-tech sector.

The Wall Street Journal reports that almost 6,000 new jobs were added nationwide in June 2010 in the computer systems industry, including work for designers, installers and programmers.

During the last year alone, U.S. job growth in high tech rose by approximately 70,000 new positions.

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With technology seemingly progressing everyday, it is no wonder that companies on the cutting edge are hiring.
A recent poll of chief executive officers (CEOs) about economic conditions in Silicon Valley revealed that many are optimistic about increases in hiring, according the San Francisco Chronicle.
The survey asked 175 executives a number of questions and revealed that 66 percent of them had increased payroll in 2010. The news source reports that that figure represents the highest percentage since the annual Business Climate survey’s inception eight years ago.
“So 2010 was a comeback year for Silicon Valley,” said Carl Guardino, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of San Jose’s SVLG, a nonpartisan public-policy group. “What’s exciting is we’re seeing job growth not only globally but here in Silicon Valley.”
Looking forward, 55 percent of expect job growth in the region to be even higher this coming year.
Silicon Valley isn’t the only place adding technology jobs as the Chicago Tribune reports that Chrysler is adding 60 positions at its Kokomo, Indiana plant. Some of these roles will reportedly concern information technology.

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