$1,000 STEM Scholarship from Decide Consulting

The Houston-based IT staffing and recruiting agency, Decide Consulting, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have an interest in pursuing a STEM career. Our company understands the value of an education and the need to help students achieve their goal. We also understand the need to have more STEM students. There are over 500,000 open IT and software jobs in the US. The high cost of education, including tuition, housing, and books frequently makes it difficult for many students achieve their STEM dreams. In an effort to makes financial issues a little easier, our company is offering [...]

How to fill 500,000 Open IT Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to fill 500,000 Open IT Jobs There are over 500K open IT and software jobs. That number is only getting bigger. Improving Gender Diversity Only 18% of IT workers are female. Hire H1Bs Sponsor and bring in people from other countries. Hire people from Coder Academies More Academies are popping up. They are producing good technical candidates. Encourage STEM in Schools We are not going to fill these all today. We need a 20 year plan   https://decideconsulting.com/how-to-fill-500000-it-jobs/

Why It’s Harder to Recruit IT and Software People

We talk to our customers and prospects daily about finding good, quality IT and software people. Everyone is arriving at the same conclusion - it is getting harder to find those high caliber IT and Software people to join your company. Some will respond with “no kidding?’. There is an obviousness to the statement. But even to those who want to dismiss it, we challenge that most IT hiring managers are still underestimating the tech skills gap. Here are a few numbers to put things in perspective: According to Code.org, there are 500,000 open IT and software job in [...]

Houston IT Market Facts

In July 2019, Houston employed 83,543 people in Software and Information Technology Here is the Gender makeup of Different IT Roles in Houston The entire Houston IT Market 18% Women / 82% Men Scrum Masters & Agile Professionals: 14% Female / 86% Male IT & Business Analyst 29% Female / 71% Male Software & Technical Architects 7% Female / 93% Male Data Scientists 21% Female / 79% Male Database Professionals 24% Female / 76% Male Software Developers 12% Female / 88% Male ERP Technical Professionals 17% Female / 83% Male Technology Executives 16% Female / 84% Male Computing Infrastructure 10% Female / 90% Male [...]

How to fill 500,000 IT Jobs

There is an insane number of open computer jobs in the USA right now. “500,000” may seem like an unbelievable amount, but this really is the number of empty IT vacancies in the IT sector. Filling in positions for big data solutions, data science, cloud engineering, and software development is a challenge because the industrial demands are exceeding the number of computer engineers needed for them. Tech-companies are really at a stretch and if they don’t take smart steps to overcome the employment gap, it will only get bigger. There is clear evidence that computer science demand is soaring, [...]