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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Jobs Report

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 »

The Tech Market in a Nut Shell – Trends & Numbers

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Tech Sector Employment Trends & Numbers



The U.S. tech industry totaled 6.5 million employees at the end of 2014 according to CompTIA’s Cyberstates report. The top five states by tech industry employment are: California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Massachusetts.


Payroll / GDP


The tech industry’s impact on the U.S. GDP is 7.1%. Tech salaries tend to be double 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 – 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.”


Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – September 2014

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Tech Dog Days of Summer

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End of summer tech hiring was strong in sales and marketing as well as development. Redfish staff reported that the majority of hiring was for Senior Account Executives, a Director of Marketplace Growth, and an Artist Relations Manager on the S&M side. Tech hiring was predominantly for Backend Engineers and Serving Software Engineers, and a Technical Product Manager. The tech sectors with the strongest hiring in August were: IT Agility Applications, Wireless Digital Health Technology and Wearable Health Technology, Social Media Platform, and Social Music Connection Platform.


The DICE midyear hiring survey highlights the low unemployment rate for tech professionals, it is about half that of the overall job market. And the unemployment rate for some tech positions are especially low, for example 1.1% for network architects and 1.2% for database administrators. “These meager numbers will fan recruiting battles Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – January 2014

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December placements by Redfish Technology were heavily weighted in the Mobile Video Advertising, Disruptive Social Platform, Customer Optimization Services, and Cloud / SaaS sectors.  The positions most heavily recruited and hired at the end of the year were Full Stack Java Lead Engineer, Senior Java Engineer, Java / Software Developer, SDK Product Manager, and Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant.


Tech hiring was hot in December despite the holidays shortening the time available for hiring managers. According to the year-end Dice survey, technology employment is strong and will be off to a great start in 2014. The Dice survey includes nearly 900 tech-focused hiring managers and recruiters. Read more »