Technology Hiring & Training News – April 2012

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U.S. Faces Skilled-labor Gap
Many U.S. companies, particularly smaller businesses, are struggling to find enough skilled workers to fill open positions, surveys indicate. Jobs that require technical and communication skills are among the hardest to fill. Small and midsized businesses located in the South reported the most trouble, Labor Department statistics revealed. Source: The Wall Street Journal/Real Time Economics blog

JOBS Act gets Obama’s signature
President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure intended to make it easier for startups to attain funding and to eliminate some small-business regulatory barriers. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act also will let SMBs advertise for investors. “For startups and small businesses, this bill is a potential game-changer,” Obama said. Source: News Service (4/5), Politico (Washington, D.C.)

10 IT job roles that are hardest to fill
Some IT jobs seem to draw plenty of qualified candidates, but other jobs are nearly impossible to fill. Here are several positions that drive hiring managers crazy…[Read more]

15 Top Paying IT Certifications for 2012
When the conversation amongst IT professionals turns to IT Certifications, one of their first thoughts is of high salaries dollar signs dancing in their heads. While some certifications do command a six-figure salary, this is not true for all. With the recent completion of our annual IT Skills and Salary report, I thought it would be a great time to look at some of the more popular certifications and their associated pay. Source: (Global Knowledge)

The 10 best IT certifications: 2012
The certification landscape changes as swiftly as the technologies you support. Erik Eckel looks at the certs that are currently relevant and valuable to IT pros. Source: TechRepublic

Try these 11 U.S. cities (and one Canadian) to find an IT job
According to research done by Modis, IT jobs are growing and not just in Silicon Valley. But these 11 cities are hot for IT growth, with jobs a plenty. Source: TechRepublic

Cloud-computing trend leads to hiring surge
The number of job opportunities for cloud-computing professionals is increasing at a robust rate, with a 92% rise in cloud-related job postings compared with a year ago and more than four times the level in 2010, according to a Wanted Analytics report. “With the demand for cloud skills growing so quickly, the gap between hiring demand and talent supply across the United States is getting larger and causing more difficulties in sourcing candidates,” the report states. Source: Network World


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