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NY #CTOs Find Themselves in High Demand

NY #CTOs Find Themselves in High Demand

Finding and hiring a chief technology officer is a difficult task for tech companies. A good CTO is essential for startups—which depend on them to take their fledgling companies to the next--and profitable level. But in NY, startups have to compete with hedge funds, banks, not to mention Google, [Full Story…]

Made in NYC: A Direct Marketplace for #Tech Hires

Made in NYC: A Direct Marketplace for #Tech Hires

Brandon Kessler, founder of NY-based startup ChallengePost, is hiring software developers and other employees through a site hosted by Meetup. Made in New York City was created by Scott Heiferman, NY Tech Meetup’s co-founder. Kessler said that the site has allowed him to bypass recruiters in a very [Full Story…]

NYs JIBE Finds Demand for Mobile Recruiting Services

NYs JIBE Finds Demand for Mobile Recruiting Services

JIBE, a NY-based startup, has created a niche for itself as a mobile recruiting solution. According to Business Insider, JIBE signed on with Walmart eight weeks ago, which has 3,800 job openings and has 1/3 of its job board traffic from mobile devices. Before JIBE, Walmart didn't have a way to help [Full Story…]

Wall Street Struggles to Find Qualified #nyctech Talent

Wall Street Struggles to Find Qualified #nyctech Talent

Wall Street is in search of younger, skilled  traders, which has driven up the compensation for these positions. According to the NY Post, the annual salaries for "black-box quantitative analysts starts at $1 million," while most quantitative analysts start at a base of $200,000. However, there is [Full Story…]

Programmers Have Their Pick of NY Jobs #nyctech

Programmers Have Their Pick of NY Jobs #nyctech

NY ranks third in cities that are attracting tech talent. Wall Street and Silicon Alley both clamor for new grads with degrees in computer science.  Banks and trading firms pay programmers big bucks to design and maintain proprietary trading software. But more and more grads are attracted to the [Full Story…]

#Google Reverses Flow of NY Tech Talent

#Google Reverses Flow of NY Tech Talent

When Google moved to NY it brought both dollars and tech talent. But a new decision by Google’s CMO Lorraine Twohill might reverse that trend. Sources say that Twohill thinks the company would be more flexible if their marketing personnel were located in their California offices and not NY.  This [Full Story…]

Harlem Agency Provides Ivy League Training for Tech Jobs

Harlem Agency Provides Ivy League Training for Tech Jobs

Instead of training people and trying to fit them into jobs, Workforce Opportunity Services does it the other way around. The Harlem-based nonprofit sponsors college-level IT training for disadvantaged students. They ask employers what they are looking for and find them in their talent pool. WOS [Full Story…]

NJ Tech Survey Finds Workplace HR Obstacles

NJ Tech Survey Finds Workplace HR Obstacles

For recent college graduates it may be difficult to find jobs in the technology sector. According to MENAFN.com, a survey of 148 NJ tech companies earlier this month, released by the NJ Technology Council, found that the largest obstacles they face is finding qualified workers and funding career [Full Story…]

NY Startups Struggling to Find Tech Talent

NY Startups Struggling to Find Tech Talent

According to the NY Daily News, owners of small to medium sized companies are complaining about the ever growing talent gap in the tech field. Juan Pable Buritica, 28-year-old engineer, accepted a position at NY-based tech startup Onswipe in February, but still receives about three job solicitations [Full Story…]

Roosevelt Island Campus, New Tech Hub

Roosevelt Island Campus, New Tech Hub

The signs that read “Roosevelt Island: A Fresh Look at the Big Apple,” will soon be true for the area, which is expecting a new complex of buildings meant to make a statement about 21st-century urban design and help transform NY into a lasting 21st-century economic presence. The graduate school, [Full Story…]

LinkedIn to Expand Empire State Building Offices

LinkedIn to Expand Empire State Building Offices

LinkedIn will be expanding its space at the Empire State Building by 33% from its existing 32,000 sq feet on the 25th floor to include an additional 10,400 sq foot on the 24th floor. The new space is expected to be occupied by 2013. Anthony Malkin, the president of Malkin Holdings, which supervises [Full Story…]

DoubleVerify Moves Employees to NY Office

DoubleVerify Moves Employees to NY Office

DoubleVerify, the verification monitoring, blocking, and compliance solutions start up, will close its Israeli R&D center and move 35 of the 50 Israel-based employees to its branch in NY, while the 15 others will be let go. According to Globes, the company was founded four years ago by CEO Oren [Full Story…]

NJ Tech Companies Having Difficulty Finding Talent

NJ Tech Companies Having Difficulty Finding Talent

A survey by the NJ Technology Council concluded that tech companies in NJ are struggling to find applicants with needed qualifications for many positions. According to NorthJersey.com, The council represents more than 1,000 tech companies around the state, and the survey they published concluded [Full Story…]

NY Catches Up in IT Race

NY Catches Up in IT Race

NY continues to rise in the charts in terms of IT in the United States. According to Techi, NY is bested only by Boston in terms of this ranking, while Silicon Valley still remains the main IT hub. Big companies, such as Google, have gained more and more interest in opening an office in NYC. The [Full Story…]

Journalism School Students Turn to NY Startup Scene For Jobs

Journalism School Students Turn to NY Startup Scene For Jobs

With traditional jobs still scarce, many recent journalism-school graduates are eschewing conventional career paths and choosing to launch their own digital startups instead. Many find their companies becoming lucrative, and such entrepreneurs credit at least some of their success so far to being [Full Story…]