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Older Tech Skills Still Have Legs

Mark Feffer,

Social media has attracted a huge amount of ink of late, but the overall growth in IT jobs tends to be much broader.

Dice News Update: What Makes a Successful Cloud-Security Pro

Mark Feffer,

Dice News UpdateWhen companies move to the cloud, they usually eliminate tech jobs. But they still need security specialists – with the right skills… More good news for Silicon Valley – and for software pros. All in this week’s update.

Silicon Valley: NASA Ames Expects to Bulk Up under New Budget Proposal

Mark Feffer,

Silicon ValleyThe NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View expects to draw upon Silicon Valley’s intellectual capital base as it adds staff under the space agency’s proposed $100 billion budget. Given the technological nature of NASA’s mission, many of those jobs are expected to be IT-related.

Santa Clara County Firms Bullish on Hiring

Mark Feffer,

No one is saying the San Francisco Bay Area economy is out of the woods yet, but for the first time in almost two years, more companies plan to increase their workforce than are planning layoffs – tipping the balance toward a possible upswing in the job market.

Silicon Valley: Cisco in Market for New Hires

Mark Feffer,

Silicon ValleyCisco Systems’ announcement on Feb. 3 that the company plans to hire 2,000 to 3,000 people in the coming months appeared to be a solo home run shot. But if CEO John Chambers’ claim that "We are entering the second phase of the economic recovery" is accurate, other high-tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area may experience similar growth in the current year.