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  • Indeed: Even non-tech companies are hiring more tech talent

    Dive Brief: The demand for tech jobs in non-tech industries is rising, a report from Indeed found. Tech-focused companies are still hiring plenty of tech workers, the data showed, but an increasing share of jobs at high-tech companies are going to workers in marketing, sales and other areas. Indeed described tech occupations as jobs involving "development or direct application of software, computers, or other information technology tools." Non-tech industries like finance, retail and energy have seen rapid growth in these type of workers. Software developer, a combination of two sub-occupations, applications and systems software, is currently the top in-demand tech job. Software developers account for 27% of all tech jobs, followed by broad computer occupations (including web admin and software quality assurance engineer), computer support specialists, information systems managers, information research scientists and programmers.

    Jul 30th, 2019 via https://5help.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/219544088-Creating-a-login-page-or-link

  • Data Says Demand for Tech Talent Continues

    An analysis of available data sets by CompTIA found that the U.S. technology sector employment continues to increase. In the first six months of 2019, more than 56,000 jobs were created for technology professionals, with another 13,500 jobs created in the month of June alone. This information comes from an examination of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Employment Situation” report. Compared to last years’ report, so far this year an additional 6,700 jobs have been created as opposed to the first six months of 2018. “The mid-year tech employment report card shows many positives, reflecting the broad-based employer demand for tech talent,” says Tim Herbert, Executive Vice President for Research and Market Intelligence at CompTIA. “Businesses continue to make progress in adopting a range of emerging technologies, with hiring following suit.” Read More: https://mytechdecisions.com/compliance/data-says-demand-for-tech-talent-continues/

    Jul 12th, 2019 via https://mytechdecisions.com/compliance/data-says-demand-for-tech-talent-continues/

  • Alaant Hiring Index - Spring 2019

    After Strong Start to 2019, Hiring to Slow Amid Recruiting Challenges, According to Capital Region Employers Optimism remains high for future job growth, even as companies temper hiring expectations through the end of this year. Albany, NY – Hiring was robust in the first half of the year, and optimism over the long term remains high, but Capital Region employers are scaling back expectations for the second half of 2019 amid continued challenges in recruiting employees, according to the Spring 2019 Alaant Hiring Index released today. The index is compiled by Alaant Workforce Solutions, the Capital Region’s leading professional workforce services firm.

    Jun 19th, 2019 via https://www.alaant.com/blog-news/press-release-alaant-hiring-index-spring-2019

  • Coding stories to get you through hump day

    Come one come all and gather around the campfire. You’ve made it through that dreaded Monday, cruised through Tuesday on steam and now you’ve hit the Wednesday hump. Today, we’d like to help you get through it all with some coding horror stories. Share these with your colleagues to make their day and help them realize that a missing punctuation isn’t all that bad

    Jun 13th, 2019

  • CEO Survey Shows More Jobs For Upstate College Graduates

    Higher pay and rapid advancement retain talent in Upstate NY communities Upstate, New York, May 15, 2019 — The 3rd annual Upstate CEO Report, commissioned by Upstate Venture Connect, shows that fast-growing companies across our region have average salaries that are up to 60% higher than the average salary in a typical upstate metro area. “Scalable companies targeting national and global customers are distributed across our region,” stated UVC CEO Nasir Asli. “They don’t often show up on traditional economic development metrics, but clearly have an outsized impact on our communities.” Scalable companies are often in the newer industries and building products for national/global customers. Survey respondents in this category plan to hire 6-7 entry level people on average in 2019 and two thirds of those positions require a college degree.

    Jun 3rd, 2019 via https://uvc.org/ceo-survey-shows-more-jobs-for-upstate-college-graduates/

  • CEG TechAwards 2019

    Join hundreds of business professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators on June 27 for networking, awards ceremony and celebration with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music & more!

    May 17th, 2019

  • TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYMENT EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN THE NATION’S WORKFORCE

    260,000-plus new jobs created in 2018 as 43 states grow their tech worker ranks, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019™ report Downers Grove, Ill. – Tech-related employment across the United States increased by more than 260,000 jobs in 2018 and the tech sector raised its contribution to the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates 2019™, the definitive guide to national, state and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics published annually by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.

    Apr 3rd, 2019 via https://www.comptia.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2019/03/26/technology-employment-expands-its-presence-in-the-nation-s-workforce

  • Albany, NY | 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live | Livability

    As the capital of New York, Albany has long been a hub of history, culture, art and more. Albany received an above-average rating in health, as the city is home to a number of hospitals (chief among them is St. Peters, which is considered high-performing in a number of advanced surgical procedures). Health education is also a focus for the city, with Albany Medical School producing two Nobel Prize winners and numerous leaders in medicine and research.

    Mar 18th, 2019 via https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2019/ny/albany

  • Gaming plays growing role among "Tech Valley" startups

    The Capital Region has earned its "Tech Valley" moniker by fostering a healthy growth ecosystem for start-ups. Increasingly, those start-ups are game development studios, according to a local entrepreneurial and venture capital expert. Rich Honen, a partner at the Phillips Lytle LLP firm, detailed the Capital Region's tech startup landscape, and what needs to happen to maintain the growth the industry has experienced, during the monthly Albany Roundtable meeting held Thursday afternoon at the University Club of Albany.

    Mar 15th, 2019 via https://m.timesunion.com/business/article/Gaming-to-take-over-Tech-Valley-startup-13685767.php

  • Candidates are asking for a little respect

    Dive Brief: Respect is a key driver of job satisfaction, according to newly revealed data from Monster's State of the Candidate Report. About 14% of job seekers surveyed said they didn't feel respected throughout their most recent job search. They said recruiters could have been more respectful by, among other things, telling candidates why they weren't advanced to the next stage in the recruiting process (32%); following up with candidates soon after an interview (31%); acknowledging receipt of applications (28%); and sending out timely rejection notices (23%).

    Mar 4th, 2019 via https://www.hrdive.com/news/candidates-are-asking-for-a-little-respect/549075/

  • Albany Can Code graduates largest class ever

    Albany Can Code graduated its largest class ever last Thursday, with 31 people earning their certificates in JavaScript Frameworks and Front End Web Development software coding through SUNY Schenectady.

    Jan 23rd, 2019 via https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Albany-Can-Code-graduates-largest-class-ever-13549501.php

  • Troy-based start-up aims to combat online misinformation

    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

  • Area company launches restaurant review mobile app

    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

  • Software developer tops list of U.S. News & World Report's annual best jobs rankings

    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

  • This software bootcamp is expanding to help close the region's tech skills gap

    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

  • RPI hacking game IO Interloper gets rave reviews in La La Land

    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

  • Bixby acquires WorkOrder.es, a mobile work-order ticketing platform

    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

  • Demand, momentum behind software group launch

    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

  • Troy virtual reality startup acquired by Boston-based public company

    The virtual reality software startup SpaceoutVR has been acquired by ValueSetters Inc., a Boston public company.

    May 21st, 2018 via Albany Business Review

  • Video Game Company In Saratoga Springs Acquired By Tech Company In South Korea

    MadGlory, a Saratoga Springs-based video company, was acquired in March by PUBG Corp., based in Seoul, South Korea.

    May 3rd, 2018 via Saratoga.com