With the economy still in recovery mode, any areas of business that show improvement should be fostered. The technology sector has been one of these areas and it is impacting the entire economy.
According to a recent article from USA Today, the tech landscape is pushing innovation and playing in larger role in all companies. This is sparking job creation across multiple sectors, while also spurring redevelopment in urban areas. The explosion of technology jobs is impacting cities all across the country. According to Milken Institute's "Best-Performing Cities 2013," 13 of the 25 cities are considered tech hubs.
Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank, told the news source that there is no single definition of what makes a city a tech hub, though many common factors include areas that have a high concentration on skilled tech professionals, entrepreneurs and venture capital.
He also said that areas where technology is growing are also impacting other sectors. In the 10 largest U.S. counties where tech jobs have had the biggest economic impact, non-tech-jobs rose 10 percent, which is twice the normal rate.
However, just because these areas are sparking job growth does not mean the companies that operate in these areas are hiring whoever they want. Finding skilled professionals is still a challenge. Many businesses are turning toward VARs and MSPs to for the needed skill sets. VAR Staffing helps solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent required to deliver and support the cutting edge solutions their clients demand.