Careers Slideshow: IT Jobs Boom in Midwest

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-18-2011
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74,413 are the number of available tech jobs nationwide posted as of February 1, 2011.

The traditional regional powers of IT opportunity - Silicon Valley, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. - are still among the highest on the list of metro areas with the greatest number of tech-job opportunities. But, if you're looking to hire tech talent in one of the Midwestern cities, then you already know how hot the IT job market is in this region. According to a report from Dice.com, the Midwest is the fastest growing region for IT job openings. In fact, Detroit is the fastest-growing tech metro area in the nation right now, according to the report. The number of IT jobs posted in Detroit in the 12 months ended Feb. 1, 2011 represent a 101% increase over the number posted in the same period a year earlier, according to Dice.com. Three cities in Ohio are trending close behind the Motor City, a town that is also getting lauded in Chrysler's "Made in Detroit" ad campaign, which debuted during this year's Super Bowl and features rapper Eminem. Nationwide, the number of full-time IT jobs is outpacing demand for contract and part-time positions.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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