While the COVID-19 pandemic has repercussions on the U.S. labor market, not all industries have been affected in the same manner. Other sectors like hospitality and tourism have experienced a significant downturn. However, the software and tech industry has remained relatively stable due in no small part because most employees can work remotely.
According to Dice.com, tech job openings in the first quarter 2020 were actually higher than Q1 2019, even after accounting for the pandemic’s early effects. This is good news for IT professionals looking to change careers but are concerned about the uncertain job market.
The Dice Q1 2020 report also shows some interesting trends regarding the U.S. technology job market. States like Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia have seen a surge in tech job postings over the past year. However, the annual growth rates in other states, such as New Hampshire or Rhode Island, are higher than those in these states. You can find the full report at the link above.
What companies are currently hiring IT professionals? This article will discuss the top IT companies that are hiring IT professionals and the perks and benefits associated with working for each of them.
ManTech is an IT defense contractor that also acts as a consulting firm. It assists U.S. federal clients in the areas of cyber security, big-data analytics, enterprise IT, and systems engineering. Glassdoor.com reports that ManTech is experiencing a “hiring boom” right now. This is great news for IT professionals.
Washingtonian Magazine named ManTech as one of the 50 Great Places to Work in Washington D.C. in 2019. The survey ranked ManTech as a “Great Place to Work for Veterans” – no surprise considering that nearly half of the company’s workforce has served in the military.
Glassdoor, like ManTech has Nokia listed under “hiring surge” right now. Nokia, a major player in the telecoms industry is well-positioned for profit as 5G networks roll out around the world.
Nokia is a great place to work. 84 percent of reviewers would recommend the company to a friend. 87 percent also approve of Rajeev Suri, the CEO. Glassdoor reviews highlight Nokia’s friendly working environment and flexible work hours.
RingCentral is “the leading provider global enterprise cloud communications solutions and collaboration solutions.” It offers a cloud-based phone system that can be used by organizations to increase productivity and efficiency.
San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal recently named RingCentral one the “2020 Bay Area Best Workplaces to Work” based on characteristics such as wo