Houston, TX Overall unemployment: 8.4% Hot industries/sectors Financial Services, Technology, Oil and Gas (including drilling), Energy and Healthcare
What are the best places to find work now? IT staffing firm Modis gathered information from its network across the U.S. to find the cities with the hottest job markets over the past quarter. The company looked at factors such as IT job openings, growing industries in the region, and opportunities for top talent. “As confidence in the economic recovery grows, companies are investing in new projects to stay competitive and are updating their technology ecosystems to help drive business growth. In particular, business application developers using Java or .NET technologies, business analysts and mobile app developers for handheld and tablet platforms are in most demand right now,” says Jack Cullen, president of Modis. “Many companies are facing challenges in filling positions quickly with candidates who possess the right skills and experience.” Job seekers can make themselves more marketable, he says, by seeking additional training and using contract assignments to grow their skill sets.
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