Atlanta Is a Top Market For Those Looking Into Tech Jobs
With uncertainty in the tech sector about jobs and layoffs, there is hope according to a recent report for tech companies looking to bring on new talent in Atlanta.
According to a recent Dice Tech Job Report, those looking for opportunities in the tech market may want to keep Atlanta in mind with 12,050 job postings spanning from January 2021 to June 2022.
The Dice report considered calculated 3 million tech jobs that were posted from January to June and how they compared to this time last year.
Approximately 83 percent of companies are anticipating and concerned with a possible recession in 2023 according to the 2023 State of IT Report. There is a possibility that some companies may opt to freeze hiring or implement some structural changes within organizations.
Reducing non-essential spending seems to be what most organizations are considering implementing to prepare for a recession next year.
Atlanta remains a popular pick among applicants ranking third behind New York City and Chicago. The city ranked higher than other tech powerhouses across the country such as Charlotte, North Carolina, in 10th, Tampa, Florida, 16th, Miami, 20th, and Raleigh, 23rd.
While the job availability is there, Atlanta did not rank in the top 25 portions of markets for a year-over-year job growth category. The top markets were Orlando, Florida with a growth of 111%, Miami at 104%, and Detroit at 90%. For postings in Atlanta, those grew by 17% from the Dice report in the first portion of 2022 from the previous year.
When looking at other states, Georgia was ranked seventh in overall tech job openings and grew 39% when compared to the first half of 2021. States that were at the top for openings were California, Texas, and Florida.