DiceTV Update: More Tech Professionals May Consider Changing Jobs

 

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

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

July 30, 2010 at 2:36 am, Andrew said:

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.

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July 30, 2010 at 2:36 am, Andrew said:

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.

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