It’s no secret that the demand for tech workers has exploded across the country. In Oregon, the tech industry has an output of over $25 billion and employment in the sector is approaching the industry high point set in 2000 at the height of the tech bubble. This strong output and healthy demand has steadily increased salaries in the state, particularly in Portland. It ranks 4th on the list of American cities that gained the most workers over a 12 month period, proof of a robust job outlook in the region.
With workers flocking to the area to take advantage of tremendous tech opportunities and rising salaries, there are certain roles that stand out as some of the highest paying IT jobs in Portland. Continue reading
Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada
PORTLAND, OR – FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, announced today they have once again won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Award and Client Satisfaction Award for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. Continue reading
The contacts you make today could improve your future career because you never know when you’ll meet your next boss, coworker, employee, or life-changing professional resource. Connecting with peers is not just for those who are currently job searching because it helps grow your knowledge base and sharpens your awareness of current industry trends. Here are 6 opportunities for smarter IT job networking in the New Year. Continue reading
The age–old question for people pursuing an IT career is whether to work as a contractor or full-time employee. Advantages exist to both options, but the answer for each individual is only found through careful consideration, as each person weighs the pros and cons that can affect their future roles.
To build upon our previous look at contract vs. full-time employment, let’s take a deeper dive into areas to consider as you make the big decision. Continue reading
Organizations everywhere dread having to fill multiple openings, but in the IT industry the trepidation is compounded. There is a disconnect in IT, with the growing demand for newer skills separating from the smaller pool of available niche talent. In fact, only 20% of workers have the skills required for 60% of jobs opening in the next 5-10 years. Despite this grim outlook, there is no need for worry as long as proactive measures are enacted.
Here are several solutions to the IT skills gap that can keep your company competitive and thriving for years to come. Continue reading