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.
Increase the size and quality of your applicant pools to meet constantly evolving staffing needs by joining the NY Tech Loop as a Community Member.
Jan 23rd, 2019 via https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Albany-Can-Code-graduates-largest-class-ever-13549501.php
Imagine, for a second, that you're scrolling through the feed of your favorite social media network - headlines, articles, commentary, and memes rapidly careening down your screen. As you scroll, one link pops up: "Democrats Worried About Security for Super Bowl But Not About Security For Country!" — then another "White House Spokesman Refuses To Deny That Trump Directed Michael Cohen To Lie" — then another: "Michelle Obama Says She Plans To Run Against Trump in 2020 – With Barack As Her V.P.!"
Jan 23rd, 2019 via https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Troy-based-start-up-aims-to-combat-online-13545125.php
TROY, N.Y. — One local company is offering diners around the country a new way to taste with the launch of its mobile app. Taste is an app through which users review restaurants, but what sets it apart from other is its personalized recommendation platform. Once users start logging the places they like or dislike, the app will recommend restaurants based on those personal preferences.
Jan 16th, 2019
Are you in search of the best possible job? Look no further than software developer, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual list, which ranked the position as its top pick for the new year. The publication's Best Jobs of 2019 list takes seven factors into account, including median salary, employment rate and stress level. The median salary for a software developer is $101,790, and the unemployment rate is 1.9 percent, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jan 14th, 2019 via Ben Tobin, USA TODAY
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
Describe what it was like when Versatrans was acquired by Tyler? What was your role in the acquisition? When you look at other technology acquisitions in the Capital District in the last decade, you won't find a better success story. It has been more than 10 years since Versatrans became part of Tyler. Since then, our client base has more than doubled, revenues have tripled, and the staff size has grown from 60 to 130 with employee attrition rates remaining in the single digits. And, nearly all of the staffing growth has occurred in our Latham office. We recently acquired, and are almost done renovating, a 43,000-square-foot building in Latham to accommodate our current and future growth. The success of Tyler’s Versatrans acquisition can be attributed to two things: Tyler's acquisition model and the cultural fit between the two companies. Tyler strategically acquires companies who are leaders in their space. Versatrans was the leader in K-12 transportation software in 2008 and we are still the leaders today. We still have the best technology, the largest client base with a 95 percent client retention rate, and the highest client satisfaction ratings. The cultural fit between Tyler and Versatrans was excellent from the start and continues to this day...
Feb 12th, 2019
A user group is defined as a group of people who have similar goals, interests, or concerns in both personal and business aspects of computing. Typically, members of these groups meet on a regular basis to share ideas, meet new people, and discuss the future of the technology the group is interested in.
Jan 28th, 2019
New York Tech Loop wishes you much success for 2019 and beyond. For us we’re only half way through our first year and very excited to jump into 2019!
Jan 23rd, 2019
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