MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The Silicon Valley is leading the rest of the country out of the recession with increased jobs, income and initial public offerings last year, according to a new regional report, which found that employment growth in the region has returned to levels last seen during the dot-com boom... Read More »
There is no shortage of industries hard hit by the recent recession, which resulted in millions of Americans losing jobs. But with the economy making a comeback, some industries are now showing robust growth, according to a new report released this week.
The study, prepared by Economic Modeling Specialists... Read More »
By Gigi Douban
Got enough tech skills to know AJAX isn't something you break out to clean your bathtub? You're in luck.
Demand is huge for workers with technology skills like programmers, software engineers and network engineers. And there will always be a need for the corporate tech support guy or gal.... Read More »
"Supply Of College Graduates Outstripped By Workforce Demand," reads a headline of the satirical newspaper The Onion. But for cities in the tech game, the joke isn't funny. Most cities today realize that tech is the future. So they're desperately trying to bring young, bright tech minds to town, and dreaming up... Read More »
If you're like many Americans lately, you've probably struggled to find a job. But there are some cool, interesting and high-paying jobs in technology that offer lots of opportunities. In fact, many employers complain that they're having difficulty filling these jobs.
Why? In large part it's because some of... Read More »
It's one of those recurring debates in the digital age: Why are so few women working in technology?
Just 9 percent of chief information officers, or CIOs, are women, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to a survey released Monday by tech-staffing firm Harvey Nash Group (via... Read More »
By Woodrow Aames
At a time when companies are struggling to recruit certain talent, established companies and startups alike know they have to dangle perks to lure recruits into the fold. And since free food and drink, stock options and yoga classes are no longer special, sometimes that means offering... Read More »
By David Goldman
While Americans struggle to finds jobs, some of the country's biggest companies insist they're struggling just as hard to find workers with the skills they need.
"We are interviewing 11 people to find one qualified candidate," AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told CNNMoney. "It's stunning to... Read More »
Americans love their mobile devices. So much so that last year, for the first time ever, smartphones, such as Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone, outsold personal computers. Helping to drive demand are "apps," inexpensive programs that are essentially mini computer applications.
Apps are a boon for users who want... Read More »
By Melissa Santos
You see those 'dream jobs' listed all the time – sought after roles, interesting products or services, great company, culture, and perks. You may be fortunate enough to hear back from some of the companies for an informal conversation, or better yet, brought in for an interview.... Read More »
Silicon Valley is a mecca for tech workers. Not only is it home to some of the world's best known and most influential technology companies, but landing a job there can result in a handsome paycheck.
The downside is that the region south of San Francisco Bay is a pricey place to live, which raises the... Read More »
Groupon, the online daily deal site, is so desperate for employees that the company is staging a big billboard campaign in Northern California. They're looking to hire at least 100 developers and technologists at its Palo Alto location, but they're still hiring at their home base in Chicago as well.
A... Read More »
Further proving that if you're a good software engineer, you can write your own ticket, Palo Alto, California-based tech firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) was advertising 2,383 openings at last count, with openings for software developers, testers, designers, business operations specialists, strategic development... Read More »
Once word got out last week that Google would be hiring at least 6,000 in 2011, the resumes came pouring in. The high-tech company, based in Mountain View, Calif.,received 75,000 applications last week -- that's 15 percent more than their previous highest week, which was in May 2007. Read More »
With employment opportunities exploding for technology and analysis positions, especially in the financial services sector, tech job seekers need to focus on their "personal branding" and emphasize their responsibilities, and not just their roles, as they begin to prepare to make a job move in... Read More »
You probably won't find a lot of sympathy for technology professionals who are disheartened because they had to endure a second straight year of nearly flat salaries -- especially since they garnered, on average, salary increases of about 1 percent*, which brought the average annual salary to $79,384, up from... Read More »
The year 2010 saw both the bottoming out and the strong return of the tech sector, reports Bloomberg Business Week. Leading the comeback kids has been Oklahoma City which has been trying to take on Silicon Valley.
How does the tech sector look now? According to Moody's Analytics, the tech sector added 47,000... Read More »