April 25, 2013
Hiring Trends – StartUps Silicon Valley Bank
Tech Needs Talent!
Clean Tech and High Tech Trends
Eighty seven percent of technology startups plan to hire new employees in 2013, which is great news for tech talent. But it means competition for companies trying to attract and retain excellent human capital.
A new report by Silicon Valley Bank shows that in the US, hiring by technology, life science and cleantech companies is up 14% from four years ago when the annual survey began. Software companies plan to do the most hiring, with 90% planning to increase the size of their workforces this year.
The Startup Outlook study, conducted by SVB indicates that 74% of U.S. startups report that business is looking better this year. Texas startups are leading the hiring, followed by the states of Washington, Massachusetts, California, and New York.
The skills that are in highest demand are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, as well as other business skills in management, operations, sales, and marketing, with most companies seeking a combination of STEM skills and business aptitude.
Startup employers face the challenges of funding salaries and benefits, and competition for needed talent. “Tech companies are a bright spot in the economy worldwide, which is evident from the significant number of startups in the US and the UK that expect to grow and hire this year,” said Greg Becker, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Bank.
A very spiffy interactive hiring report can be engaged with for both the US and the UK on SVB’s website. Results of the survey are being released in a series of reports, which are available at http://www.svb.com/startup-outlook-report.
April 4, 2013
Affordable, Scalable Clean Energy Storage and Reuse
A Revolution for the Hydrogen Economy?
Clean Tech Trends
An exciting new discovery has been made by Canadian scientists that would allow the electrolysis of water for hydrogen generation. The discovery would allow renewable energy to be stored and reused at a cost of 1000 less than technologies previously developed.
One of the biggest impediments to affordable renewable energy use on a mass-scale has been timing. Peak use does not necessarily coincide with peak production of wind and solar energy, and storing the energy has not been an affordable option.
Such energy is clean and renewable, but it’s available only when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing. The new technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse solar and wind power.
March 14, 2013
20000th Job Order
Redfish Technology Hits 20,000th Job Order
2013 Outlook Great
Announcing the 20,000th job order received in March 2013, Redfish Technology, provider of nationwide executive high tech and clean tech recruiting services looks forward to a great year in 2013.
“I wish I could have filled them all,” stated Rob Reeves, President and CEO of Redfish Technology, with his classically dry wit. “We have however doubled production a couple times over the last few years, and 2013 looks set to top last year already.”
Job placement highlights over the last 12 months include filling roles such as Insight Architect, PHP/LAMP Developer, RVP of Sales, VP of Engineering, Account Manager, Business Development Director, Inside Sales Representative, Central Regional Sales Manager, Senior Value Consultant, Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Channel Sales. (more…)
March 7, 2013
Top 5 Reasons for a Post Bubble Party
by Greg Neichin (reposted with permission, from the Cleantech blog.)
It is quite fashionable these days, especially amongst those in and around Silicon Valley, to talk about the demise of cleantech. This discussion has always seemed silly to me.
There are only two groups fascinated by this dialogue: (a) US investors who were burned in deals that they likely should not have touched in the first place and (b) industry pundits & consultants with too much time on their hands. Both of these groups are frustrated and vocal, so they create substantial noise, but far less signal.
As Khosla Venture’s Andrew Chung recently said, in a thoughtful piece by Katie Fehrenbacher covering the “cleantech is dead” meme, “venture is a highly cyclical business”. (more…)
February 28, 2013
Startup Outlook 2013 – Silicon Valley Bank
CleanTech/High Tech Trends: Start Up Hiring & Retention Struggles, Silicon Bank Survey Reports
Hiring and Retention of Tech Talent is a Challenge.
“Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.” – Greg Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Bank.
January 24, 2013
SEIA – Solar Energy Facts, from website: www.seia.or
Clean Tech Trends: Solar
Great Strides in Affordability Made, Many Opportunities Ahead
Solar had a great third quarter in 2012, it was in fact the third largest on record for the U.S. Solar industry. The U.S. market installed 1,992 MW in the first three quarters, exceeding 2011’s annual total of 1,885 MW. 2012’s total is estimated to surpass 3,000 MW. The U.S. total is now over 6.400 MW, enough to power more than 1 million American households.
The growing affordability due to falling costs has spurred the expansion. Q3 2012’s average cost of a completed PV system dropped by 33% since the beginning 2011. Solar panel prices decreased by 58% in that same time period according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. (more…)
January 15, 2013
Recruiting Priorities: Solar, Software, Security Tech Jobs
This week our top Solar, Software, Security recruiting priorities are: Strategic Sales – Solar; Software Development – Cyber Security; Principal Engineer – Cloud; Technical Account Manager – Data Intelligence; Mobile Engineer – Business Process Management; Product Manager – Disruptive Software; Customer Success Engineer – Gamification; .Net Systems Architect – Healthcare Systems: and (more…)
January 3, 2013
Global cleantech to “backtrack” in 2013, predicts consulting & analysis firm Kachan & Co.
Cleantech venture investment expected to decline even further, corporate involvement to increase, and long-term risks coming in solar, wind, electric vehicles and elsewhere, says company
Developments in 2013 will call into question some of cleantech’s traditional leading indicators of health, and risks will develop with the sector’s stalwart solar, wind and electric vehicle and other markets while others will grow, according to cleantech analysis and consulting firm Kachan & Co. (more…)
December 18, 2012
Priority Energy & Renewables Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/18/2012
This week our top energy and renewables recruiting priorities are: Business Development in Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer in Clean Energy; Product Design Engineer in Energy Storage; Strategic Sales Manager in Solar; and (more…)
December 11, 2012
Priority Energy Efficiency & Renewables Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/11/2012
This week our top green recruiting priorities are – Solar Jobs: Strategic Account Sales Manager, Software Developer; Clean Energy: Senior Mechanical Engineer; Energy Efficiency: Business Development Manager, Data Center Sales Engineer; Electric Vehicles: Mechanical Engineer; Energy Storage: Product Design Engineer; and (more…)
December 6, 2012
Industries That Will Be ‘Green’ Hot in 2013!
Solar Panel Manufacturing, and Green & Sustainable Building Construction including Energy Efficiency are leading the green sectors in terms of fastest growing industries for 2013-2017. According to IBISWorld Inc.’s Top 10 Fastest- Growing Industries report the Green & Sustainable Building Construction looks set to surpass 20% growth year over year from 2013 through 2016, reaching $124,693M in 2013 and attaining $287,868M by 2017. Solar Panel Manufacturing is predicted to grow by between 4 and 11% each of the consecutive years 2013-2017, with revenue forecast at $5,030M in 2013 and $6,828M in 2017. (more…)
December 4, 2012
Priority Clean Tech & Energy Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/4/2012
This week our top Clean Tech & Energy recruiting priorities are for: Business Development Manager – Energy Efficiency; Product Design Engineer – Energy Storage; Senior Mechanical Engineer – Clean Energy; Mechanical Engineer – Electric Vehicles; Software Developer – Solar Technology; and (more…)
November 20, 2012
Priority Renewable Energy and Green Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 11/20/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for: Strategic Account Sales Manager & Software Developer – Solar; Business Development Manager & Sales Engineer – Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer – Electric Vehicles; Product Design Engineer – Energy Storage; Senior Mechanical Engineer – Clean Energy; and (more…)
November 13, 2012
Priority Clean Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 11/13/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for: Regional Sales Manager and Strategic Account Sales Manager – Solar Photovoltaic; Software Developer – Solar Technology; Data Center Sales Engineer and Business Development Manager – Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer – Electric Vehicle Charge Systems; Product Design Engineer – Energy Storage; Lead Plant Operator and Instrumentation & Controls Technician – Wholesale Power; and (more…)
November 6, 2012
Priority Green Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 11/6/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for: Sales Managers & Software Developer – Solar Photovoltaic; Business Development Manager – Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer – Electric Vehicle Charge Systems; Product Design Engineer – Energy Storage; Lead Plant Operator and Instrumentation & Controls Technician – Wholesale Power; and … (more…)
October 30, 2012
Priority Green Tech & Energy Jobs from Redfish Technology 10/30/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for: Business Development Manager, and Data Center Sales Engineer – Energy Efficiency, Software Developer and SCADA Software Engineer – Solar Technology, Energy Sales Rep – Networking Security Solutions, Senior Mechanical Engineer – Clean Energy, Lead Plant Operator and Instrumentation & Controls Technician – Wholesale Power, and much … (more…)
October 25, 2012
Pacific States Taking the Lead in Advanced Transportation, Green Buildings, Clean Electricity, and Clean Tech Investment
Find more on the Clean Edge Website
Information from the Clean Edge 2012 U.S. Metro Clean Tech Index
You probably already know the Clean Edge State Clean Energy Index but have you seen the new Metro Clean Tech Index? This report evaluates the biggest 50 metro areas to highlight clean-tech leadership, innovation, and cluster development. The evaluation categories focus on four sectors: green buildings; advanced transportation; clean electricity & carbon management; and clean-tech investment, innovation, & workforce. (more…)
October 23, 2012
Priority Clean Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 10/23/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for Solar: Magnetics Design Engineer, Software Developer, SCADA Software Engineer; Clean Energy: Senior Mechanical Engineer; Energy Efficiency: Business Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Data Center Sales Engineer, Engineer Controls Technician; Wholesale Power: Instrumentation & Controls Technician, Lead Plant Operator, Systems Administrator; and much … (more…)
October 16, 2012
Priority Green Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 10/16/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for Business Development, Data Center Sales Executive, Engineer Controls Technician – Energy Efficiency; Instrumentation & Controls Technician, Lead Plant Operator, Systems Administrator – Wholesale Power; Senior Mechanical Engineer – Clean Energy; Data Acquisition-SCADA Software Engineer, Senior Magnetics Design Engineer, Software Developer – Solar Technology; and much … (more…)
October 11, 2012
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The 100 Most Promising Private Cleantech Companies
The Cleantech Group LLC has recently published its “2012 Global Cleantech 100” report – an exciting list of the most promising privately-held Cleantech companies replete with thoughtful and well-researched information on the various component sectors. Redfish Technology is proud of the recruiting relationships we have with a large number of these winning cleantech firms. (more…)