January 26, 2023

Despite Layoffs, Companies Are Hiring Tech Workers On POCIT!

US tech layoffs show little sign of slowing, with 50,000 jobs cuts announced this month alone. Still, experts have said there’s still reason for hope.

Competition for tech workers “will remain fierce — even when and if the economy falls into recession around the middle or second half of 2023,” Joe Brusuelas, RSM’s chief economist, told NBC News

8 in 10 laid-off tech workers found a new job within three months of starting their search; 4 in 10 within one month.


Also 59% of all tech jobs exist outside the tech sector. 

“Even with these big layoffs in the true tech field, those people are going to get gobbled up with other sectors so quickly that they’re not even going to reflect in the labor force participation rate,” says Sarah Miller, the principal adviser for the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

So check out some of the companies hiring techies on POCIT right now!

Zulily (E-commerce)

Zulily is the online shopping destination for those looking for brand-name goods for the whole family. Their innovative, data-driven culture aims to change how data and tech are used to shape eCommerce. And they’re looking for talented outside-the-box thinkers to help them do so!

Their corporate HQ is in Seattle, WA, but they have many remote and hybrid opportunities across the US. Check out their openings here!

Jane Street (Proprietary trading)

Tech is at the heart of Jane Street’s success as a global liquidity provider and trading firm.

They build almost all their software in-house and most Jane Streeters write code as part of their day-to-day work, so it’s no surprise they’ve built a reputation for software engineering excellence.

Their office is in the heart of the Financial District, boasting views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty. Employees are also treated to health and wellness spaces, libraries, catered cafes and more.

So check out their job openings!

Pearson (Education)

Pearson is a world-leading education company, with over 140 million people in nearly 200 countries using its digital content, assessments, qualifications, and learning materials.

Whether through upskilling in the workplace, getting ahead in school, making the grade at university, or learning a new language, Pearson believes learning can transform lives.

Check out their job openings to see how you can help transform learning worldwide!

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Samara Linton

Community Manager at POCIT | Co-editor of The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour (2022), and co-author of Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography (2020)