Recruiting Tech Talent Getting Tough Again
We’ve been hearing anecdotal evidence that jobs are getting harder to fill in tech centers like the Bay Area and Seattle. Jobless data released today indicates that San Jose had the biggest dip in annual unemployment rates among the 50 biggest US communities – a 1.7% drop. Of course, not everyone in San Jose holds down high-tech jobs, but if only 6.2% of the region is unemployed down from 7.9% a year ago, and San Francisco’s rate is down to 5.3%, there would seem to be a negligible number of tech-sector people in the region who cannot find work. And yet in a poll released by the tech job board DICE, 43% of IT worker respondents said a lack of job security is the greatest contributor to job stress. It would seem that perceptions have not yet caught up with reality.
Read – Jobless rate falls in Silicon Valley (Mercury News)
Read – Survey: Techies stressed over job insecurity (CNET)