Why it is Getting Harder to Find IT and Technical Talent

Since this article is being written in June 2018, it’s only fair to mention that the unemployment rate in the United States just fell to 3.8 percent. The last time we witnessed the unemployment rate this low was back in April 2000. This was just before the dot com bubble got burst between the years 2001 and 2002. It is hard to find information technology people and talent, and even harder when the unemployment rate is near record lows. The Tech Skills Gap is a real thing. The unemployment rate for IT and tech talent is usually 2.1 to 2.4 [...]

What a 3.8% Unemployment Rate Means to Tech Talent

The unemployment rate for IT and tech talent is 2.1 to 2.4 percent lower than the regular unemployment rate in the country. This indicates that the unemployment rate for IT and tech talent hovers around 1.4 to 1.7 percent. It’s a good sign. It shows that the job market for IT and tech talent is prosperous. There’s only 1.4 to 1.7 percent of tech talent in the country that is waiting to be employed. This high demand is exactly the reason as to why it has become so challenging to hunt down competent tech talent these days. The bad [...]