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IT Jobs: Which States Show Most Growth?
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Alison_Diana
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8/11/2014 | 12:02:40 PM
Sunshine State
Here on the Space Coast, government officials and private industry leaders are trying to build on the region's wealth of engineers, rocket scientists, and other highly educated employees, now NASA's future plans have changed so much. Melbourne, FL, is home to a number of start-ups (including Apple acquisition AuthenTec), as well as stalwart Harris Corp. and a ton of defense contractors/integrators like Lockheed, Boeing, et al.
liverdonor
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8/11/2014 | 10:40:46 AM
Not moving to Texas...
I think I'll stay in WA. No. 5 is still better than no. 25 or lower...

That is, if the state doesn't completely burn up. Worst fire season this year in state's recorded history...
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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8/10/2014 | 8:27:44 PM
Re: states

@GearyS720     Isn't Austin just a party town for college kids ?

Technocrati
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8/10/2014 | 8:26:42 PM
Re: states

@GearyS720    Thanks for the insight on Texas.    I am like most - thinking it is too hot and ( to be honest) I am not so sure I can deal with the political aspects of living in Texas.   But from a tech perspective the state of Texas is surely something to seriously consider.

Ariella
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8/10/2014 | 7:28:23 PM
Re: states
@GeartS729 Texas is looking better and better. It is really something to consider.
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8/10/2014 | 3:06:07 PM
Re: And who is getting hired?
Fact is, few female apply for IT positions.  Although that point is true, it is supply driven not demand driven why few non males are hired...  Been through many resume sorts, and mostly males apply by about 10 to 1.  Experience tends to be a considerable factor, so unless a person has a fair amount of part time experience while earning a BS, it does put most qualified candidates over 25, but easier to find a qualified 22 year old than a female candidate.  I doun't think there is much age discremination besides for over 55, maybe 50.  Those below 25 are either skipped over for lack of experience or preferred for lower salery depending on what the orginization is looking for.  I would say it's pretty even split for employers prefering experienced to those preferring younger hires.

 
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8/10/2014 | 12:59:40 PM
Re: A very taxing state
>> Reading comprehension is lacking in some.  How sad. If you read the article and the cited report you would realize they are the top 10% of states, not all of the states with growth.  Not very interesting if they just list every state in the union.  If you follow up with the source, you will find double the amount listed, and follow up with the sources's source you will find more details...

 

thanks -- I did read it all -- and the source as well. You obviously missed my point.  How about a headline that says "IT Booming in all 50 states"   -- something worth headlining. Other stuff is just fodder.
GearyS720
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8/10/2014 | 5:46:41 AM
Re: states
The summers are getting milder every year, and Austin is simply amazing. I work here at HP, and we are always hiring. Not to mention Dell, Apple, HostGator, and the list goes on. 
Gary_EL
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8/9/2014 | 8:47:37 PM
Non-IT Industry jobs
It's really interestng that more and more IT jobs are in opening up in other industries while growth in the IT industry itself is slowing down. This proves that what is being done here is valid and relevant to society as a whole and not just in our own, more narrow sphere.
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8/9/2014 | 8:09:12 PM
Re: states
Yes, it is good to also see the not for profit sector adapting to technology and IT resources. Areas like disaster preparedness do well with leveraging community resources such as social media, websites, mobile and more. It definitely adds to strengthening the cities.
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