Data Shows Tech Hiring Is Up

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An analysis by the nonprofit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) found that hiring activity for tech jobs has reached the highest point in nearly two years.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a significant portion of these job postings were listed in major metro areas. According to the release, markets like Washington, D.C.; New York; Dallas; Los Angeles; Atlanta; San Francisco; Chicago; Boston; San Jose; and Seattle accounted for about 36 percent of IT job postings in May 2021.

What may be more interesting is the rate of increases in IT job postings in markets not nationally recognized for their tech industry — like Virginia Beach-Norfolk — which saw a 60 percent increase in postings.


A key detail to consider is how the tech-sector job market compared to the national job market during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2021, the national unemployment rate reached 5.5…

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