Arizona’s reputation for being ‘business-friendly’ has succeeded in keeping and attracting companies in exciting industries, from technology and security to health care and manufacturing.
Paradox, a Scottsdale company that makes conversational recruiting software, announced Monday that it had raised $200 million in series C financing that includes a company valuation of $1.5 billion, vaulting it to unicorn status.
Employers continued posting droves of technology jobs in the third quarter, but the frantic pace has abated slightly compared to earlier in 2021. According to a CompTIA analysis of Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights data, 77% of the nation’s largest metro areas posted at least a 20% increase in tech job postings in the third quarter compared to a year ago. Only three of the 70 metros in the analysis had fewer postings compared to a year ago.
As cyberattacks increase in scale and severity, so too does the global demand for cybersecurity professionals – in all aspects of the field and across all sectors. The supply seemingly cannot keep up, resulting in an acute talent shortage. But in this talent shortage, there is an even bigger and more troubling gap: the lack of diversity in cybersecurity.
BestCompaniesAZ and Career Connectors are hosting their Semi-Annual Diversity Talks virtual event on November 4th at 9am. Learn more about the best companies in Arizona with a panel discussion and presentations lead by executives and recruiters.
Over the past five months, Paragon IT Professionals has seen the demand for contract-to-hire (C2H) positions more than double compared to recent years. By 2028, it’s expected that 48% of tech jobs will be freelance (compared to 32% today). Companies looking to trim HR costs or hire in-demand skills in a tight labor market are electing to focus their efforts on contract talent.
Over the last 12 months, many companies have allowed employees to work from home and work remotely. Some have even done a complete 180 hiring out-of-state team members for the first time. For many employers, COVID-19 forced flexibility on a previously closed mindset. According to Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of employees permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021.