Companies Moving To Texas

There has been a lot of news lately about some big-name companies moving to Texas. There are several more lesser-known companies that have moved to Texas. We started compiling a list of companies that have moved to Texas and where – Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio or wherever else in Texas. There are several reasons tech companies shave been moving to Texas – lower housing costs, lower tax rates, less regulations have made it easier for companies to operate in Texas. There is already an abundance of technical talent all over Texas. Any company moving here can tap [...]

Monthly IT and Technology Jobs Report – January 2021

IT and Technology Jobs Report Jan 2021 Unemployment Rate for IT and Tech Jobs* Jan 2021: 3.0% Dec 2020: 3.0% Jan 2020 (last year): 2.4% Total IT and Tech Jobs* Jan 2021: 5,692,000 Dec 2020: 5,614,000 Jan 2020 (last year): 5,632,000 US Economy Jobs Added Jan 2021: 49,000 Dec 2020: (140,000) Jan 2020 (last year): 315,000 US Unemployment Rate Jan 2021: 6.3% Dec 2020: 6.7% Jan 2020 (last year): 4.0% Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics " 69% of small business expect increased revenues in the year ahead" Source: Vistage SMB CEO Survey  

Why Software And IT Jobs Will Double In 10 Years

In 2017, I made a bold statement: Software and IT jobs in the U.S. will double in 10 years. Three years later, we are ahead of pace. While Covid-19 slowed the pace, it did not derail the technology job growth. I am still confident we will see jobs double from the original date. I am also confident we will see IT and software jobs double from now in 10 years. The same reasons apply, and we have now added a few more that will accelerate things. Each month, my company compiles an economic report based on the Bureau of Labor [...]

Houston IT and Software Job Postings Almost Back to Normal

When COVID first came on the scene in early 2020, job postings and hiring took a nosedive and stayed down for a while. Job postings for IT and software positions have nearly returned to their pre-COVID levels. The number of IT and software job postings in Houston for January 2021 are at 86% of pre-COVID levels. This is a clear sign companies are wanting to progress on their 2021 Digital Transformation strategies. When COVID first hit the news cycle in 2020, job postings and hiring took a nosedive. Even before the first COVID case in Houston, companies tapped the [...]

Finding And Hiring IT And Software People Is Going To Be Harder

In the months prior to Covid-19, the job market for IT and software people was hot. According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for IT people hovered near 2.3% for all of 2019. Even several months into the Covid-19 economy, the IT sector is competing with the legal profession to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Prior to Covid-19, companies trying to hire top technical talent were finding it more difficult to do so. As we emerge from the Covid-19 economy to the recovery, it will become even more difficult to find and retain those software and [...]