Tech jobs are multiplying nationwide, up 7.3 million from last year. The strong majority of those jobs (6.9 million) are at technology companies – like Marco – but a growing number also are within other companies in other industries such as healthcare and banking, according to a recent analysis by technology association CompTIA. Jobs in software, cybersecurity and cloud computing are leading the pack. The expanding digital economy has propelled the growth with no expectations of slowing down.
When an industry colleague of mine was recently asked how his company was able to grow from 3 employees in 2006 to 62 last year, his response was Gen Y professionals. It was the ‘build it and they will come’ mentality. The company started by creating a place where people wanted to work and soon top professionals (from their competition) came knocking – and eager to perform.
While hiring and retaining Generation Y professionals is seen as one of the greatest challenges across industries, it also is one of the greatest opportunities for businesses.