For example, don’t overlook Raleigh, N.C. One example of what’s going on there: Kelly Services wants 150 full-time IT professionals, including analysts and project managers, for a local healthcare company.
Or, have you thought about central Ohio? Bill LaFayette, vice president of economic analysis at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, told the Columbus Dispatch that local companies are struggling to find qualified IT people. Earlier this month technology services firm VisionIT was looking for nearly 100 people to fill positions in Columbus and Dublin. As of last week, 80 of those jobs remained open.
If you don’t want to move, here’s another hint: The trail of venture capital money invariably leads to jobs. In the most recent quarter, VCs invested into consumer-facing enterprises, including a lot of social media companies. The sector raised $1.3 billion in new financing, more than double the rate of investment it saw in the year-earlier period, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.
Startups specializing in health technology are also growing. Record digitization firms received $198 million in investments during the quarter, a 27 percent jump from the year-earlier period. IT companies raised $2.3 billion in 255 deals, a 5 percent increase in deals and a 9 percent increase in capital raised. And software, which declined in 2009, raised $1.2 billion for 184 deals, a 26 percent increase.
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