Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2015

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Jobs ReportJob Growth On Course

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The dog days of summer saw it heating up in the Cloud Hosting, Wine Application, Enterprise Software, Wireless, and Digital Health Technology sectors. Redfish Technology placed Tech Pros in roles such as: Data Center Operations Specialist, Business Development Manager, Senior UX / UI Designer, Front End Developer, and Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – July 2015

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Jobs report okay, not great, not terrible – You ought to be in tech!

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Tech jobs are sizzling despite the cloud coverage! In June there was heavy hiring in Cloud Hosting, Mobile Connectivity, Virtual and Augmented Reality Games as a Service, and E-Payments, Bitcoin Financial Services. The roles in highest demand were: Customer Success Manager, Lead Platform Engineer, Demand Generation Manager, and Linux Technical Support.

 

The jobs report showed an increase in payrolls of 223,000 Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2015

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Improved Hiring, Tech Sector Nearing Full Employment: Hiring Continues to Get More CompetitiveJobs Report

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The job market hired more than predicted, but the unemployment rate stayed at 5.5% as more people rejoined the workforce. Tech Unemployment keeps going down and hit 1.9% last month, the lowest since June 2008. That’s nearly three times lower unemployment than in the tech sectors. With the Tech Sector nearing full employment, hiring continues to get more competitive. “Staffing firms are being hired to fill excess jobs that HR teams can’t fill internally either due to overall challenging conditions or lack of internal recruiting time and resources especially for these jobs with niche skill sets,” Meredith Amdur, president and CEO of Wanted was quoted as saying in the ERE.net article Employers Turning to Agencies to Fill Toughest Jobs.

 

At Redfish, the hottest tech sector hiring in May were: RF Solutions, Wine Application, Security Industry, B2B Demand Generation, App Security, Customer Care & Fulfillment Center, Cloud Hosting, Mobile Connectivity, and Social Advertising Delivery Platform. Redfish Technology placed tech talent in the roles of: Chief Executive Officer, VP of Product, Commerce Operations Manager, Customer Success Managers Senior Community Manager, Web Developer, ASIC Design Engineer, Crypto/SDK Engineer, Technical Writer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Linux Technical Support, and DevOps Engineer.

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy gained 280,000 jobs in May. That’s an average of 207,000 per month for the quarter, and 2015 passed the 1,000,000 jobs created mark. The jobs report showed the strongest growth in: professional and business services (+63,000), leisure and hospitality (+57,000), healthcare (+47,000), retail trade (+31,000), arts, entertainment, and recreation (+29,000), temporary help services (+20,000), construction (+17,000), transportation and warehousing (+13,000), financial activities (+13,000), computer systems design and related services (+10,000), management and technical consulting services (+7,000).

 

 

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – May 2015

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Rebound but questions about the pace of the bounce-back

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The hot industries in April hiring were: RF Solutions, Cloud Hosting, Big Data Analytics, HealthTech, and Mobile Data Security. Redfish placed people in the roles of: Lead ASIC Design Engineer, Linux Technical Support, Client Partner, Product Manager, Inside Sales, Lead Qualification Specialist, Developer, and Linux Technical Support.

The jobs report showed growth of 223,000 Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – April 2015

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Jobs Growth Positive but Disappointing

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Hiring is IncreasingRedfish filled these roles last month: Western Sales Manager, Account Executive, Area Sales Director – Public Sector, Ruby on Rails Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Senior Server Engineer, Product Manager, and Technical Product Manager.

 

The busiest tech sector hiring occurred in: Network Security, Gamification Collaboration Software, Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – March 2015

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Torrential Hiring in the Cloud

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A torrent of hiring last month in Cloud sectors such as Cloud Hosting, Enterprise Cloud Security, and Cloud Video Conferencing. The main roles placed were Senior Web Developer, Linux Technical Support, Senior Director Product Marketing Manager and Account Executives.

The Brookings Institute reports that the nation’s advanced industries (tech sector) have led the post-recession employment recovery, playing a major role in the US economy. As of 2013, the top tech sectors employed 12.3 million workers in the US, which is approximately 9% of total US employment but Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – February 2015

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2015 Hiring Strong, But Top Priorities Often the Hardest to Recruit For

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Hiring is Increasing

The year has started strong with hiring for Sales Reps, Account Executive, Sales Specialist Leads Generation, Partner Development Manager, Senior Android Engineer, and Senior Web Developers. The most action was in the Cloud Hosting, eLearning, EdTech, K-12 Websites, and Mobile Application sectors.

 

Dice’s January hiring report affirms that tech professionals are in high demand and are enjoying a market in which they can be very selective about the opportunities they pursue and they have the power to negotiate. Hardly coincidental, companies are finding it hardest to recruit their top choices to their top hiring priority positions. Dice’s toughest to fill positions are: Software Developer/Engineers, Java professionals, .NET engineers, Security, and Sales roles.

 

Low unemployment rates and in high demand, tech professionals not only have the power to negotiate Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – January 2015

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Best Job Numbers in 15 Years! Tech Recruiting Projections Breaking Records

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The year finished up with a bang! BLS December employment news show that 252,000 were added – the strongest job growth in 15 years. These employment gains occurred in professional and business services (+52,000), construction (+48,000), food services and drinking places (+44,000), administrative and waste services (+35,000), health care (+34,000), manufacturing (+17,000), and computer systems design and related services (+9,000), according to the BLS report.

 

In Redfish tech recruiting news, there is increased hiring in the sectors of: Software, Security Industry, Data As A Service, Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2014

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Tech Hiring Setting a Record, Overall Job Creation Big Too

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Tech hiring remains very strong, with the bulk of November placements in the Network Security, Software Development, Disruptive Software, Digital Media / AdTech Platform, Cloud Hosting, Collaborative Software Development, and Social Music Connection Platform sectors. The most commonly hired positions included: Director of Sales, Product Managers, Test Automation Engineer, Senior DevOps Engineer, Linux Technical Support, Software Engineers, and Lead Front End Engineers.

 

Tech hiring may hit a record level according to the semi-annual national survey from Dice Holdings, Inc. 60% of hiring managers report the expectation of adding more professionals in the first half of 2015 Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – November 2014

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Spooky Strong Hiring in October

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Hiring is Increasing

Sales hiring was spooky strong in October, we placed a number of positions such as Director of Sales, Sales Executive, and Account Executive this last month. Other hiring included technical professionals including the positions of Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer and Linux Technical Support. The hottest tech sector hiring was in Fitness Diagnostic Technology, Network Security, Web CRM Software, eLearning, and Cloud Hosting.

 

Dice reported on the big tech layoffs this quarter at Cisco and Microsoft Research Silicon Valley but noted that recruiters are busier than ever. Mergers and acquisitions abound, and companies are growing – Google has grown by 7,000 employees over the last year. The unemployment rate for all categories last month came in at 5.8 percent, but tech professionals are nearly half that at 3% in October.

 

The BLS jobs report showed an additional 214,000 in October, which continues an upward trend with an average monthly gain of 222,000 over the last 12 months. The sectors with the most growth include: food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care. Professional and business services added 37,000 jobs, computer systems design and related services increased by 7,000. August and September job numbers were revised upward by 31,000 more than previously reported.

 

The ADP National Employment Report counted 230,000 new jobs last month. Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP stated that “Employment continues to trend upward as we begin the last quarter of 2014, driven mostly by small to mid-sized companies. October’s job growth is the highest since June and the second highest gain of 2014.”

 

Reuters reported that U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level in over seven years; the rise is attributed to growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations. According to a recent survey “Overall, five years after the start of the recovery, consumers have finally begun to adopt the expectations and behaviors that have driven past expansions,” reported survey director Richard Curtin.

 

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Rebounds. Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: “Consumer confidence, which had declined in September, rebounded in October. A more favorable assessment of the current job market and business conditions contributed to the improvement in consumers’ view of the present situation. Looking ahead, consumers have regained confidence in the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market, and are more optimistic about their future earnings potential.”