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Clarkston Consulting Featured by WRAL TechWire

Durham, NC | January 19, 2021

Clarkston Consulting was mentioned by WRAL TechWire on the surge in high-tech jobs hiring in the area from the Clarkston Consulting and Momentum sponsored NCTA report each month. An excerpt from the article is included below:

Demand for high-tech workers remains very strong in the Raleigh-Cary area even as openings across the state dipped slightly in December, a new report shows. And big tech is hiring. IBM, Oracle and Cisco are leading the demand for new talent, but many other firms of all sizes are beefing up tech staffs for the COVID-19 influenced economy.

Open jobs in the capital city area surged nearly 16% year-over-year to 9,490, according to the IT Job Trends report for December. That total led the state for the second straight month with Charlotte second and Durham-Chapel Hill third, according to the NC Technology Association’s data.

Leading the demand not only in Raleigh-Cary but statwide is the need for software developrs and computer systems engineers and architects.

Statewide, jobs available did fall slightly from November to 27,722. Yet despite the pandemic year-over-year openings were down only 1.6%.

Federal jobs data for November – the latest available – showed a 6.2% year-over-year decline in information jobs to just over 72,000. But job levels were flat for professional services and financial services, two areas that also include many tech-related jobd, adding up to over 900,000.

The December tech numbers have those compiling the report looking at 2021 with optimism.

“This ~1% decrease follows the relative stabilization in the industry over the last few months as the initial impacts of the COVID pandemic begin to ease off,” says the report, which now includes information from the Myrtle Beach are, sponsored by Clarkston Consulting and Momentum.

“With a new administration entering the White House and increased discussion of a broad COVID stimulus package, industry analyst are hopeful for increased recovery in employment opportunities.”

Brooks Raiford, CEO of NC TECH, says hiring is expected to drive the overall number of openings higher as a new year begins.

Read the full article highlighting job trends in NC here.