DiceTV Update: More Tech Professionals May Consider Changing Jobs

 

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Why tech professionals are getting ready to move, fewer job seekers are starting their own companies, and good places to network in New York – with beer. (And here’s the link I promise in the video.)

Our main points:

  • It seems tech
    professionals are becoming more confident about their prospects
  • Harris Interactive found 38
    percent say the economy is getting stronger, up from 32 percent in the
    first quarter.
  • That confidence seems to be
    turning into something like wanderlust, since notable chunks of IT workers
    say they’re “likely” to look for a new job in the next year.
  • By “notable,” I
    mean 61 percent of those earning between $35,000 and $50,000 a year
  • 27 percent of those making
    $50,000 – $75,000,
  • and 36 percent of those
    making more than $75,000.
  • You could argue all those
    salary cuts or suspended raises are coming home to roost.

 

  • Fewer
    out-of-work job seekers are starting their own businesses.
  • Challenger, Gray & Christmas says
    only 3.7 percent of unemployed workers are starting their own companies
    rather than look for a job.
  • That’s down from 7.6 percent
    in the first half of 2009 and 9.6 percent in the second half.
  • It’s not clear why this is
    happening.
  • But here’s something
    interesting:
  • Venture capital seems to be
    opening up again.
  • Dow Jones VentureSource says
    VCs put money into everything from software to electric-vehicle
    infrastructure during the second quarter.
  • In fact, technology and
    healthcare were the two most-favored sectors. They received $4.6 billion of
    the total $7.1 billion invested last quarter.

 

  • If you’re in New York,
    Business Insider has a look at the bars where you’re most likely to meet
    tech leaders.
  • Chelsea and the East Village
    seem like the most happening places.
  • (If you want to check one of
    them out, send me an e-mail. I’ll buy.)

— Mark Feffer

2 Responses to “DiceTV Update: More Tech Professionals May Consider Changing Jobs”

  1. Andrew

    Hmmm, Interesting as always. I see more activity on Dice, it is still very very slow job market. IT will never be like it used to be. Everyone wants to save money and hire a contractor then let them go when the project is over.

  2. Andrew

    Hmmm, Interesting as always. I see more activity on Dice, it is still very very slow job market. IT will never be like it used to be. Everyone wants to save money and hire a contractor then let them go when the project is over.