Nov 8th, 2018
In total, 71% of human resources professionals and hiring managers reported being either optimistic or very optimistic about their growth in the coming year. At the same time, 75% of survey respondents believe filling these vacant positions will be challenging.
The top issues preventing businesses from hiring more quickly center on salary and wage requirements and the skills gap. Information technology and health care jobs are expected to grow fastest in the Capital District, at 28% and 20%, respectively.
This data reinforces the Tech Loop’s integral role as a bridge between students at local colleges and the area’s growing software community.
Promoting technology events at local colleges (DevFest, Grace Hopper tribute) as well as meet and greet events between software professionals and students has dual benefits. The Tech Loop elevates the visibility of local employers while offering future industry professionals a casual introduction to corporate culture.
“These events give students a real sense of what the working environment is like at these local companies and how they can maximize their chances of being hired,” said NY Tech Loop President, Susan Lundberg.
Beyond local community building efforts, regional outreach is another key component of the Tech Loop’s mission. By attending college fairs outside the immediate area, on behalf of its sponsor companies, the Tech Loop serves as an ambassador to the Capital Region for students trying to decide where to plant their feet after graduating.
The Fall 2018 Alaant Hiring Index found that 23% of survey respondents use a mix of recruiting candidates within and outside the Capital Region to fill their hiring needs.
The synergy created between higher ed institutions, business accelerator programs and specialized technology user groups, in addition to the ever-growing number of software companies in the region, makes now an ideal time to get involved with the Tech Loop.
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Albany Can Code was built on the idea of adding a new stream of software developers in the area, as many technology companies struggle to find qualified hires.
Jul 18th, 2018 via Albany Business Review
A video game company led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students was named a finalist in the college game competition at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles this week.
Jun 15th, 2018 via https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/RPI-hacking-game-IO-Interloper-gets-rave-reviews-12993693.php
This week we announced that Bixby acquired WorkOrder.es, a mobile work-order ticketing platform. With this acquisition, we’ve added another asset to our already encompassing array of services, advancing our reputation as one of the most comprehensive tenant portals for real estate professionals.
Jun 15th, 2018 via https://blog.livebixby.co/read/bixby-acquires-workorderes
A new software-focused networking group that is launching Wednesday in Troy is being driven by pent-up demand and the need for a champion to lead the local effort.
May 23rd, 2018 via Times Union
The virtual reality software startup SpaceoutVR has been acquired by ValueSetters Inc., a Boston public company.
May 21st, 2018 via Albany Business Review
Software technology professionals recently completed a series of local college visits, giving computer science students an inside look at the industry, and the results are promising.
Nov 20th, 2018
Local technology companies anticipate filling a steady influx of job openings from now and well into 2019. According to the Fall 2018 Alaant Hiring Index, 58% of Capital Region employers have plans to increase their headcount into next year, a three percent increase compared to last year.
Nov 8th, 2018
The Tech Loop is filled with established software development companies that all started with an entrepreneur who had a vision of creating a better product or service. If you are in the early stages of developing your business, then pitching your concept to Startup Tech Valley can be a game changer.
Nov 1st, 2018
The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region (GDGCR) will host DevFestCR18 at the University at Albany on October 27. This event, now in its third year, combines local and remote speakers with attendees who want to get into the details about technologies including mobile, web, machine learning and cloud computing.
Oct 16th, 2018
The NY Tech Loop is hitting the road for a series of Meet and Greet sessions with students at the computer science departments of several local colleges. Students in all class years will hear firsthand accounts from software professionals about their experiences working for technology companies.
Oct 3rd, 2018