Tech start-ups help boost hiring numbers

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
October 8, 2012

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in September dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent. These are good numbers and hopefully the beginning of a positive trend for U.S. employees that are still looking for work.

In a recent article from The Atlantic, contributor Zvika Krieger examined the role that start-up technology companies may be playing in the increased job numbers. For the piece, Krieger interviewed Elli Sharef, the CEO of tech start-up HireArt.

Sharef explained that the technology industry is not just hiring people, but inventing products  – like Ebay and Square mobile payments – that can help businesses in any market compete and grow. On top of that, they are also creating entirely new industries that didn't exist a few years ago.

Sharef went on to say that smaller companies are not looking for the well-rounded resume, but instead a specific set of skills. It's becoming more important for IT Principals to being in talent that is already trained and can match their needs right out of the gate.

"They don't want to train people on the job anymore," said Sharef. "There are just too many people looking for work for companies to waste time on someone who can't start, ready to go, on the first day. Candidates are left to fend for themselves."

For many IT Principals, finding the right talent to answer their businesses needs is becoming problematic. This has lead some decision-makers to turn to VARs and MSPs for a leg up in the hiring department. VAR Staffing can help Solution Providers find the impactful talent that businesses of all sizes are looking for.

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