NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(The Nashville Technology Council released its Technology Hiring Trends Report for the second quarter of 2012. The Report, sponsored by teknetex, provides insights into recruitment for Middle Tennessee’s technology job sector and shows the needs of a pivotal portion of the regional economy. The Report was generated from public job postings on large job portals (i.e. CareerBuilder, Monster, etc.), specialty technology sites (i.e. Dice), and several of Tennessee’s employer sites.)--
“The demand for technology professionals remains strong and the market is extremely competitive. The recruitment, development and growth of tech talent remain integral to the success of Middle Tennessee”
Research concludes that 728 technology-related jobs were advertised in the Middle Tennessee area during the second quarter of 2012; down 17% from first quarter 2012 results. Tennessee as a whole also showed a decrease (-13%) in open tech positions being advertised during the quarter to 1,125. Many of the advertised openings in Middle Tennessee this quarter came from the health care sector - Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Vanderbilt University, Community Health Systems (CHS), and Emdeon in particular. Joining them are Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw & Whitman LLP and OHL. Pillsbury’s second place status is a result of recruitment efforts to staff their IT shop which is being relocated to Nashville along with other back office functions.
“The demand for technology professionals remains strong and the market is extremely competitive. The recruitment, development and growth of tech talent remain integral to the success of Middle Tennessee,” states John Kepley, Principal and CEO at teknetex. Mr. Kepley serves on the NTC Board of Directors and Co-Chairs NTC’s Technology Workforce and Education Committee. Kepley went on to say, “We believe NTC’s efforts to increase the pool of available tech workers are beginning to pay off and set the standard for other communities across the country.” The NTC’s tech work force initiatives recently received national attention from Fast Company.
With a vision to help Middle Tennessee become known worldwide as a leading technology community, the Nashville Technology Council is devoted to helping the Middle Tennessee tech community succeed.
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