Growth in Indiana’s Tech Workforce
The Technology Councils of North America has released the results of a study that examines the migration of technology workers in the post-pandemic world, and Indiana is near the top of the growth list. The report shows while traditional tech hubs continue to drive jobs, hundreds of thousands of tech roles are being created in what TECNA calls “surprising places.”
The study is broken down into several categories. In terms of the highest tech worker percent growth by state, Indiana comes in at the second spot with 8.4% growth. The Hoosier State was slightly edged out by Maryland which saw an 8.42% increase.
TechPoint, the state initiative to grow Indiana’s technology ecosystem, welcomes the news, but says more needs to be done.
“We are heartened that Indiana is by percentage growth a leader in tech talent attraction but know that as global competition continues to heat up, we must do more,” said Dennis Trinkle, TechPoint EVP of Talent Pathways and Programs. “Our comprehensive, collaborative talent initiative to keep growing our sector’s talent pool is underway and will continue to grow and help us meet this global tech talent challenge.”
The pandemic resulted in massive growth in remote tech workers. TECNA says measuring against a pre-pandemic baseline in January 2020, remote postings for tech jobs grew 421% in posting volume.
TECNA says although lesser populated metros throughout the country have shown the highest profile growth rate increases, data show that top three most highly concentrated tech metros – San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Washington DC – are still capturing the highest absolute numbers of recent tech profile growth.
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