Simply Hired, a Silicon Valley-based vertical search engine company with one of the largest online jobs databases, released its July 2012 employment outlook, which demonstrates further North Carolina’s growing economic strength in the information and communications technology industry.
Charlotte and Raleigh are two of the best places to find technology jobs in the U.S.
“For the second month in a row we’re seeing positive growth in job openings nationwide,” said Gautam Godhwani, Co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired in a July 2 press release. “This steady increase is reflected across all the major metro areas, showing that employers have a confidence in today’s economy, which is very encouraging as we head towards the fall hiring season.”
In a Venture Beat report on the Simply Hired data, Charlotte was found to be one of the leading cities in respect to percentage increases in tech jobs. Nationally, the Charlotte area was the third best place to look for jobs in the technology field, and the Raleigh-Cary area was ninth on the list. Venture Beat specializes in covering trends in the technology sector.
North Carolina offers a strong information and communications technology workforce base, fed by a system of colleges and universities graduating over 800 bachelor-level degree and over 470 advanced-degree students in computer and information sciences. In addition, the state’s low cost of living and high quality of life provide the advantage technology companies need to attract and retain talent.
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