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

A new report by the RAND Corp. has revealed that the success of Pittsburgh’s tech sector heavily relies on the city’s ability to diversify its tech hires.  What did the report reveal?  The report titled “Assessing Pittsburgh’s Science and Technology-Focused Workforce Ecosystem” has disclosed that, among other challenges, Pittsburgh faces a declining population that severely impacts its workforce. According to the report, approximately 18% of Pittsburgh’s employment works in science and technology-focused occupations, which is higher than the national figure of 16%. However, Pittsburgh’s workforce does not reflect the makeup of its population,

Welcome to 2023! As always, many of us entered off the new year with career goals and resolutions: nearly 1 in 5 of us want to reduce job stress this year and 40% have goals to have more money. Despite the continued challenges in the tech industry, tech workers are still some of the most sought-after with the most in-demand skills. Yes, really. A ZipRecruiter survey of recent hires found that about 8 in 10 previously laid-off tech workers found a new job within three months of starting their search. Moreover, 4

Remember the summer of 2020? Tech companies were posting Black squares on Instagram and mass hiring diversity consultants. Fast forward two years, and tech leaders are publicly delighting in the waning of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We know it is easy to feel discouraged, but that’s where POCIT comes in! On our recruitment platform, you can find a whole gamut of roles for people of color in tech. Whether you’re a developer or business analyst, marketing genius or design boss, here are some of the many companies that want to

Jermaine (Jupiter) Murray, also known as ”The Job Father,” is paving the way for Black people in tech by using his LinkedIn page to help professionals secure jobs and recruiters diversify their hiring practices. According to recent reports, Black representation in tech is barely improving, with Black professionals only making up approximately 13% of the industry. Additionally, only 7% of Black people can break into high-tech, proving that the tech industry has an issue embracing and retaining Black talent. The recent layoffs have also shown how precarious Black people’s jobs

We recently did a roundup of some of the hottest tech internships currently accepting applications, but we know some of you are also looking for something a little more permanent. On the POCIT jobs board, we’ve got loads of entry-level and junior roles for software engineers in the early stages of their careers. And for those studying at college, taking online courses, or attending a boot camp, tech internships provide a great way to get some much-needed industry experience. So, if you’re intellectually curious, passionate about tech, and eager to

It’s the classic Catch-22, you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. And let’s be honest, the current volatile climate of layoffs, hiring freezes and restructures, hasn’t made it easy to get either of the two. But tech internships remain a great way to gain experience, build networks, and get your foot through the door. Most tech internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those taking online courses or attending boot camps. On the POCIT jobs board, we have

Black Girls In Tech are all about making big moves, and the launch of their brand-new cyber academy further proves that. What Are Black Girls In Tech? Black Girls In Tech is a UK-based company that aims to increase women’s representation within the tech industry. According to reports, women comprise approximately 26% of the tech workforce. Unfortunately, they are more prone to leave the industry due to gendered biases and a lack of work-life balance, which is why communities like Black Girls in Tech are essential. Black Girls In Tech,

A new report by DEI consulting firm Grads of Life revealed that Black and Latino employees are less likely to reach significant career milestones despite undergoing the same training as their white peers.  The survey included almost 2,000 workers from Year Up’s workforce development program, which saw many Black and Latino employees admit to not reaching significant career milestones such as promotions and salary increases.  Only 36% of the people surveyed admitted to receiving a promotion in 2021, while 23% reported receiving a raise in their salary. Due to the lack of

Tech platform Mission 41K has partnered with former NFL player Emil Ekiyor to bridge the racial gap within tech.  What Is Launch Mission 41K?  Mission 41K is a movement designed to address the difficulty the tech industry faces today with finding and retaining tech talent. By prioritizing a skills-based hiring process, more people will be able to break into the sector through inclusive pathways.  The organization aims to provide a variety of entry points into the industry so people with ongoing apprenticeships and internships can still excel in a competitive

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