Texas leads nation in tech job creation

Aug 5, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Texas is leading the nation in technology job creation and now ranks second behind California for the largest workforce of technology professionals, according to Dice, a New York-based career site for technology and engineering professionals


Texas has added 8,100 positions in computer design and related services so far this year and now employs 143,300 tech workers, a six percent jump from the previous year. Dice reports multiple new listings for jobs in mobile, big data and software development across the Lone Star State


Austin, in particular, has a highly competitive technology job market considering how many new companies are opening offices in the area and looking to lure away workers from established Central Texas companies


Other states that have experienced significant growth in tech jobs include Florida, which created nearly as many tech jobs — 4,100 — in the first half of this year as it did for all of last year. Forbes ranks Austin as No. 2 on its list of the best U.S. cities for future job growth in the next three years. The Brookings Institution recently reported that some skilled tech jobs take more than a month to fill in the Austin region


North Carolina has also solid growth to rank third in the nation followed by Oregon and Washington rounding out the top five



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