By Bill Snyder (InfoWorld)
"It's not a myth. The technology industry is in the midst of a hiring surge stronger
than any we've seen since the days of the dot-com boom. InfoWorld's interviews with
economists, technology executives, job seekers, and hiring board managers indicate
that employment in the tech sector is up a solid 10 percent this year -- by some bullish
estimates, closer to 20 percent. And despite the tendency of the media to fixate on
California's Silicon Valley, the hottest job markets are in places like New York and
Washington, D.C., where firms in financial services and the federal government hire
droves of IT hands.
But don't make the mistake of thinking that jobs are going begging. They are not. Landing a position as a programmer, developer, database analyst, or support desk jockey still takes the right experience, the right education, and a willingness to chart a new career path when necessary."