Is COVID Changing the Job Market for Software Developers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every industry around the world. In the US alone, the unemployment rate reached 14.7% in April – an all-time high since 1948. The good news is that compared to other sectors and industries, the IT sector is coping reasonably well with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Read on as we discuss how the job market for software developers is evolving during the pandemic. Demand for Software Developer Jobs Remains Strong Despite the number of people getting laid off in every industry, the demand for software developer jobs is still strong. As per [...]

Hot Tech Skills are Still Hot

Do you want to pursue a career in Information Technology? With the pandemic forcing organizations to lay off employees, there is plenty of uncertainty regarding choosing a lucrative career path that provides you with sufficient growth opportunities as well as the financial security you desire. Unlike most industries that have suffered heavy losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IT industry has fared relatively well. Let’s take a closer look at the changes witnessed by the industry in recent months and discuss the top IT skills that hiring managers are looking for. Industry Outlook: How Has the IT Industry Performed [...]

Back to Work – Hiring in the 2020 Recovery

As organizations shift to the new normal and return to work, there has been a notable shift in hiring trends that are likely to remain in force for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. As a hiring manager, it’s more important than ever to ensure your organization is able to accommodate the shifting needs of candidates. This is vital to ensuring the long-term retention of top talents and achieving sustainable development. Read on as we discuss some of the top hiring trends for 2020. 1.     Determining In-demand Skills The first thing that hiring managers must ask themselves is which [...]

Deep Dive into June Recovery Job Losses/Gains

Since the COVID Event started, The US has had over 46M unemployment claims and lost 12.9 million jobs. The good news is that in the last two months over 7.3M people have returned to work. The bad news is we have 12.9M more to go. In June we had 5.8M Unemployment claims and added 4.8M jobs back. Regardless, lets exam where some of these job gains and losses are occurring. Below are the industry categories that have seen the largest job gains since February: Industry Category Jobs Gains Since February General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters 208,000 Building [...]