Historically, Chicago hasn't been known as a major American tech hub. But, as its base of tech talent continues to grow, this might change the way Chicago is viewed in the industry.
According to a report by real estate company CBRE, Chicago's tech labor pool is growing at a noticeable clip. Of the 50 growing tech markets in the U.S. and Canada, Chicago grabbed the third spot.
Recently, Virginia was named by CNBC as the "Top State for Business" in 2019. This is the fourth time Virginia has earned this recognition. They scored the highest in the 10 business competitiveness categories that CNBC uses to rank all 50 states. The main reason for Virginia's win? Arlington's high-profile deal to house the $5 billion Amazon's second headquarters (Amazon HQ2).
One such industry is accounting and finance. In fact, this industry's cross-functional role in any business type resulted in a consistent jobless rate of below 2% only for accounting and finance professionals. With a lot of options available, these professionals sometimes become picky about the jobs and the salaries they're being offered.
Columbus, Ohio is currently home to two million people. And since 2000, the city's population has grown by 400,000, therefore gaining its status as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States to date. At this rate, some demographers predict that its population will reach three million by 2050.
Are you hunting for a new technology job? If so, you may want to start in Philadelphia, or the city better known as Philly. Recent reports show that technological movements in Philly are at its prime, resulting in its growing tech career opportunities.
Instead of spending their time providing tech support, CIOs are becoming more involved in business strategies and decision-making activities on boards and committees. As their responsibilities continue to change, so do their titles. Now, "digital" or "technology" are inserted into their positions, unofficially becoming a Chief Digital Information Officer or a Chief Information Technology Officer.