Excerpted from the United States Career Guide
A surge in technology industry hiring is helping to spearhead a jobs-market revival as demand swells for computer-software applications and data. Vacancies outnumber jobseekers by more than three-to-one. Technology job site Dice.com postings are 12 percent higher than a year ago, and openings for IT professionals skilled in mobile applications are up more than 100 percent.
Areas of Job Promise
ComputerWorld’s recent poll of IT executives reveals that more than 33 percent of IT executives plan to hire new IT staffers this year, up from 29 percent last year.
Top in-demand skills (source: ITcareerfinder.com):
Programming and Application Development: 60 percent of IT executives plan to hire developers this year. Companies are filling shortages for skilled and talented web developers, computer programmers and software engineers to upgrade websites and develop systems and applications. Hot talents: Java ,, Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE), , .Net, , PHP programming
Project Management: 40 percent of IT recruiters plan to bring on new project managers. Hot talents: Systems Development, Business Analysis, PMP Certification
Organizations and Trade Associations
This trade association represents companies in the US information technology industry and has been a leading player in lobbying efforts to allow more foreign technical workers to immigrate to the United States. TechAmerica represents a broad collection of computer industry businesses, including computer manufacturers, software companies, telecommunications products and services, Internet and online services, systems integration and professional services companies. It provides business development advice, networking and investment opportunities, public policy advocacy, and market forecasting and standards development to 1,000 corporate members. It is also affiliated with more than 400 regional information technology associations in the United States and Canada. The association provides professional educational programs, facilitates member networking with investors and industry peers, and conducts research for member firms. TechAmerica holds several conferences each year and publishes reports, books and various newsletters. Its website informs visitors about industry issues, programs, political positions, meetings and IT careers. Membership in TechAmerica is available at the corporate level, and companies that work directly with technology products may apply for full corporate membership; associate memberships are available for non-technological firms that have business relationships important to the technology industry.
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Computerworld is a twice-monthly magazine covering recent developments in computer hardware and software, networks and the Internet, mobile and wireless technology, information security, development, business intelligence and management. Regular features include field reports, emerging technologies, business and technology quick studies, management case studies, career topics, product reviews and opinion columns. Readers can comment on Computerworld's news articles and opinion pieces that focus on such topics as e-commerce, government, storage, careers, operating systems and network security. Webcasts allow visitors to watch and learn from IT peers, editors, industry analysts and other experts. A career section complements Computerworld's surveys and reports on compensation, hiring and education. The magazine also publishes industry white papers and sponsors several annual conferences. The online version of Computerworld is available free of charge and allows visitors to search the latest news, business and technology headlines by date or by topic. In addition, Computerworld provides 40 electronic newsletters that cover a range of subjects from careers to enterprise software to website management.
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This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete United States Guide.