For more than a decade, the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem) has been transitioning itself from that of a manufacturing based economy to a technology based one. Technology related employment has grown here more than any other area, creating an abundance of triad technology jobs. This long term trend may continue as high tech organizations continue creating technology jobs, taking advantage of the highly skilled work force provided by area colleges and universities.
In fact, Money Magazine recently ranked the Raleigh-Durham area as the #1 place for future hiring opportunities, many of which are expected to be technology jobs. When one compares the ratio of technology jobs available to its current population, Raleigh ranked highest among the largest 50 metro areas. Money Magazine goes on to state that the availability of technology jobs can be attributed to tech companies from the northeast. Many have relocated to the Raleigh area in an effort to control expenses. Private companies such as IBM, Cisco, and GlaxoSmithKline are responsible for the increase in area technology jobs as well as research institutions, universities and government.
Technology Jobs and NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) provides its members with a number of tools designed to further one’s career or find skilled, qualified personnel. Membership opportunities exist for individuals as well as organizations. Both companies and those looking for technology jobs can take advantage of NCTA’s Talent Portal, a highly targeted online employment resource designed to connect high tech professionals looking to advance their careers with organizations in need of highly skilled personnel.
Whether you’re an organization looking to fill triad technology jobs with skilled professionals or a job seeker looking to advance his career with a great high tech company, you’ll find NCTA’s Job Board to be a great alternative to other large, generic job sites. Highly targeted and specific to the state’s high tech community, you’ll find greater search relevancy which in turn saves you and your organization time and money. In short, if provides for a more efficient and productive technology job search.
Whether you’re a company looking for top notch IT talent or a job seeker looking to make your next technology job, NCTA’s Come Tech Out events can be an invaluable resource. Held periodically throughout the year and across the state, Come Tech Out brings together the brightest IT talent in the state and growing technology companies under one roof.
In addition, NCTA publishes its monthly IT Job Trends Report, providing an overview of the state of the North Carolina technology job market. In depth information on daily average IT openings and workforce market analysis make the IT Jobs Report a must see for those in the state’s technology sector.
For more information on NCTA’s Talent Portal and triad technology jobs, contact Allison Gordon at 919.890.0775 or email Alison here.