Hiring around the United States fell 90% in the nation’s 372 largest metropolitan areas in April. The United States Labor Department website reveals the jobless rate dropped in 346 metropolitan areas in April.
One area of growth is the Southern California’s IT Sector which grew 6.5 percent and one of only two sectors that increased employment. Education increased employment by 1.6 percent. A survey done by socalTECH.com reveal companies are now doing many IT upgrades of software and hardware. The IT professionals needed are web development, Java, .NET and C# and professionals experienced with user interface and exchanges. Technical Connections a Los Angeles IT recruitment firm says its IT job demands are software engineering which includes ERP/CRM, quality assurance, DBA, administrators and network engineers.
The biggest demand is coming from sizeable number of mid-tier technology companies with $5 to $50 million in revenue. Other good news, Tech America states the average wage for an IT professional is $105,500.
Unemployment is still widespread with 14 metropolitan areas recording unemployment rates of 15% or above in April. May’s unemployment rates were due out last Friday.