New Jersey Joins New York, California as Top Tech Jobs Market

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-08-20

The Garden State is intent on courting small and midsized tech businesses through incentive grants to firms that create just 10 new positions in New Jersey's growing tech sector. In the first half of this year, New Jersey added enough technology jobs to join powerhouses California, Texas, Virginia and New York in the top-five states by size of tech workforce, according a report from IT jobs portal Dice, which bases its findings on employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on computer systems design and related services. New Jersey isn’t the only state making strides in expanding the tech jobs market. In the Bay State, the Mass Technology Leadership Council is working to educate lawmakers about technology and encourage policies focused on tech employment. In Missouri, St. Louis' IT Entrepreneur Network just selected its first Entrepreneur in Residence to help coach tech startups to success. Earlier this year, Dice named St. Louis the fastest-growing city when it comes to technology jobs posted on the site. Meanwhile, tech job creation in Texas is growing at twice the rate (3.2 percent) as the state's private-sector employment (1.6 percent) in the first half. Take a look at key data points from Dice's August report.


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