IT Management: Google, Intel, Cisco Among Top IT Companies to Work For
Although the nation's jobless rate remains worryingly high, the IT sector has fared better than most over the past two years. According to the most recent report from Dice, an online IT jobs site, the unemployment rate for tech professionals is at 4.2 percent, half of the overall national jobless rate. The number of resumes viewed on Dice is at an all-time high and the job count on the site is up 12 percent over the same period in 2010. Taking a look into recruiting priorities, hiring managers' top requests in the Dice resume database in the third quarter were for Java/J2EE or Java developers, .NET or .NET developers, business analysts, Sharepoint or Sharepoint developers, and project managers. On the supply side, the desired positions of tech professionals posting their resume were for the positions of business analyst, project manager, software engineer or software developer, network engineer and systems administrator. But where to work? A recent study by CNN/Money evaluated the top 100 companies to work for, based on job growth, career opportunities and perks. We've taken a look at the IT-based firms on the list and pulled together this selection of promising places to work.