• Charlotte pegged as a hot spot for tech hiring in 2019

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One city in particular in North Carolina, a state that’s recently been rebuffed by tech giants Amazon and Apple for each’s respective headquarters expansions, is expected to be abuzz with tech hiring in 2019 — and it’s not located in the Triangle region.

    According to a survey of “IT hiring decision makers,” Charlotte ranks No. 2 among cities where tech hiring is expected to occur the most in the first half of the year. 

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    Seventy-seven percent of tech leaders in the Queen City anticipate adding employees during the first six months of 2019, says the report from Robert Half Technology, a division of global staffing firm Robert Half International Inc., which comes on the heels of a separate report that highlighted the city among the nation’s hottest markets to find tech talent.

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    The Queen City trails just Houston, where 80% of tech managers said they expect growing employee counts through June of next year. Phoenix, Arizona, at No. 3 (76%), and Chicago and Dallas, which tied at No. 4 (75%), round out the top five of 28 U.S. markets in which more than 2,800 respondents were surveyed.

    Read more and see which IT skills are in the highest demand in Charlotte. 

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