U.S. Offices Continue to Compete for Qualified High-Tech Workers

Photo of a tech professional working on a stack of servers.

A new report has found that offices around the U.S. continue to look for workers who have extensive high-tech experience on their resumes

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According to the Jones Lang LaSalle High Tech Industry Report, high tech accounts for nearly 33% of recent office hiring, with the top 5 markets in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Silicon Valley.

Colin Yasukochi, Northwest Director of Research of Jones Lang LaSalle, said increasing competition for qualified talent has created a number of new tech submarkets in the U.S. and Canada.

We're now seeing strong evidence of the 'high-tech effect' spreading out beyond the five major markets as companies in the technology sector both expand their business models and engage in a vigorous battle to land new pools of talent. This quest for more human capital is increasingly pushing firms to look outside traditional tech cities to set up new operations, Yasukochi said.

The report found Boulder, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Houston all saw recent growth in the high tech industry during the first quarter of this year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job opportunities for network and computer systems administrators are expected to increase by 28% through 2020. 

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