IT job seekers can now search jobs listings from Microsoft and others alongside news at Website Techmeme.
news aggregation site Techmeme has expanded to offer its audience job listings
as the tech industry ramps back up, adding a "Who's Hiring in Tech?" column on
the right hand side of the front page of the site. The company's founder, Gabe
Rivera, also wrote a cheeky blog post explaining Techmeme's decision to launch
of the companies included on the site's front page include technology
powerhouses Microsoft, Google and HP, as well as social networking sites Facebook,
Twitter and Foursquare. Amazon, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and Meebo are also among
company links, which are listed alongside custom taglines (Twitter's is "Less
characters; more fulfilling"), take users to the employment and careers pages
of their respective Websites. "We expect that Techmeme readers who are inclined
to upgrade their jobs, or ready to embark on a career in tech, will take this jobs
section as an extra nudge to explore options available at the featured
companies, and a reminder that all of the great companies listed are
aggressively hiring," wrote Rivera.
to employment numbers released earlier this year by the Department of Labor's
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), five bellwether IT job segments in BLS data
had a net gain of 74,200 jobs in the last 12 months. Leading all segments in
gains were management and technical consulting services and computer systems
design and related services segments, which together accounted for nearly 95
percent of all new jobs created.
the IT jobs sector rebounds, talent poaching is expected to get more aggressive
this year, according to a recent study by IT job search specialist Dice. More
than half (54 percent) of hiring managers and recruiters anticipate that tech
talent poaching will increase, while just 3 percent of respondents expect it to
let up. That expectation is amplified when looking at hiring managers working
in the technology or consulting industries. In those markets, 62 percent of
those surveyed said talent skirmishes would get more aggressive, against 1
percent in the less aggressive camp.
on the number of jobs posted by ZIP code on Dice as of March 1, the New York/New
Jersey area led the top technology metro areas list, with 8,714 listings, a 24
percent rise from a year ago. The Washington, D.C., and Baltimore combined
metro area followed, with 8,161 listings, up 25 percent from 2010. Silicon
Valley placed third with just over 5,000 listings, up 41 percent from last
year, and Chicago and Los Angeles rounded out the Top 5, with 3,275 listings
and 2,899 listings, respectively.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.