Silicon Alley chasing the Valley in tech job growth
New York City's Silicon Alley is giving its west coast rival a run for its money in the tech job arena according to a recent report from Bright Labs, a new data resource center from the job search startup Bright.com.
Silicon Valley reportedly posted 9,874 tech jobs in the same period, and while the Valley is still the nation's hot spot for tech jobs a few other areas are catching up, including the tech corridor between Venice and Santa Monica, Calif. known as Silicon Beach. It posted 7,368 jobs in the first eight months of this year, the fifth most of any region.
Job postings were analyzed from websites like Monster and CareerBuilder. Most of the 10 biggest tech hot spots were dominated by the coasts of the United States. Dulles Tech Corridor in Northern Virginia had nearly 8,000 tech jobs posted, making it the third-biggest tech region.
Florida’s High Tech Corridor, which is made up of a mix of aerospace, digital media and energy companies, had 7,752 tech jobs posted in the period, making it the fourth biggest.Officials at Bright Labs analyzed more than 18 million job descriptions related to aerospace, digital media, energy, modeling, simulation and training, medical technologies, optics, photonics, and other high-tech careers.