The Midwest was once a place where businesses flourished and where workers wanted to live. Unfortunately, in the '80s, many of the industries that created so much prosperity lost their way and left behind workers and empty factories.
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.
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.
Is there a perfect job out there? One that not only pays well but also offers advancement opportunities and on-the-job training, too? Believe it or not, that job actually exists and pays six figures.
Most working professionals have been there—that awkward moment when filling out an application with salaries from past positions or answering during an interview when the hiring manager asks what you're currently earning. We know the consequences of disclosing the numbers. Either your application won't make it to the next level if you tell a large rate, or if you tell too little, you might be confined to receiving much less than what you should.
But not in New Jersey. The requirement to disclose salary to potential employers there will now change.
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).