Since around the beginning of Q2 ‘15 I have been a part of many conversations with recruiters in town, startup and Fortune 500, about some trends we have been seeing including:
- Generally companies are in another hiring spree
- Companies seem to be loosening up their job requirements
- There seems to be a small inflow of IT pros from the west coast
This week from Dice.com:
Pop quiz: What’s the fastest-growing state for technology jobs?
You might be tempted to say California or New York, or even North Carolina. But according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s actually Minnesota, which saw the size of its tech workforce jump 8.36 percent over the past six months, to 37,600 workers.
Let’s be clear… this is a percentage growth number NOT a total number of jobs created. Clearly other states would be doing better.
This is an important number as it shows the Minnesota tech community continues to grow. Some would have you believe that everyone is leaving for the West Coast.
It’s just not true.