The technology industry is the place to be in 2011. Companies in this industry are on a hiring frenzy, looking for the most talented candidates in engineering, social media, website and product design, data crunching and analysis, and management. Statistics show that 308,000 tech jobs were lost between second quarter of 2008 and first quarter of 2010, but that is changing in 2011. Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, says that 148,000 tech jobs are expected to be added by year-end. This increase in hiring is already being felt with a 2.4% increase in tech jobs during February from a year ago.
Some of the top technology companies are ramping up for large hiring sprees this year. Google, without disclosing specific numbers, said that 2011 should be its biggest hiring year ever. Zynga, a social-gaming company, expects to double its staff of 1,500 in the next year. Twitter, a popular social networking site, expects to expand its workforce to 3,000 from 400 by July 2013.
Swartz, Jon. “Tech sector hiring is hot again as Google, Twitter, etc., grow.” USA Today (2011): n. pag. Web. 4 Apr 2011. <http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-03-29-technology-jobs_N.htm>.