It's no surprise to hear that California is topping data and statistical reports about technology workers across America. However, what comes as surprising now is Virginia has already developed into a tech hub, making it rank second in the country for its high concentration of tech workers. According to the Cyberstates 2019 report, more than 6,400 technology-related jobs were introduced in Virginia in 2018 compared to 2017. This is a massive increase in job openings, pushing Virginia further to the forefront of the technology industry.
Late September in 2019, California's Senate passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) for legislation, which grants gig economy workers with protections such as higher wages and benefits. With many employers adding independent contractors to their teams as a way to reduce labor costs in today's economy, the passing of this bill would have a significant impact on select employees and employers throughout the state. The gig economy would specifically see the majority of changes.
Private sector employment increased by 125,000 jobs in October. This month's employment report is below the 12-month average, but does show substantial growth in service-providing industries such as trade, education, and health services.
Technology has capabilities that can shape our future—and if 2019's top tech trends are any indicator, many industries will likely be completely transformed in the coming years. Both businesses and individuals must continue adopting these new forms of disruptive tech, step up, and evolve, or else, they'll face being left behind.
Delaware is currently facing an intense talent war for skilled tech professionals state-wide. With a rising need for mid- to high-skilled workers to fill tech positions in Delaware, recruiters and hiring managers are facing fierce competition for a limited supply of qualified candidates.
When a job candidate has gaps in their employment history, recruiters and hiring managers take notice—but not in a good way. Recruiters like to see full work histories, and they worry when candidates have gaps in employment.