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Addressing The Challenge of Hiring Mid-Career Tech Professionals

Many employers report that attracting, hiring and retaining middle-career level talent is their greatest current challenge. In July 2022, 50 percent of tech and tech-related job openings in Indiana were for mid-career roles requesting three-to-five years of experience. Employers state that, while attracting sufficient entry-level talent can be challenging, hiring qualified talent into middle skills […]

Indiana technology hiring continues at near-record pace despite inflation

Last Friday, August 5, the United States Labor Department released their July jobs data. The U.S. labor force showed robust gains, adding 528,000 workers with unemployment falling to 3.5 percent nationally. Following this data, CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, published their July jobs report, showing that the tech […]

How Skills-Based Hiring will help Resolve Indiana’s Biggest Tech Talent Challenges

Indiana tech leaders have long struggled with how to attract, retain and grow needed talent. Shifting from outdated and biased hiring practices that exclude up to 95 percent of Hoosiers from employment consideration to a skills-based approach would be a major step toward resolving that challenge. Skills-based hiring, also called skills-first hiring, puts a premium […]

Indiana must do more to put more Hoosiers of color and women onto and successfully through its tech education pathways

Finding and retaining talent is job #1 for the Indiana tech workforce, but the traditional education path is working for only a small percentage of Indiana students and employers. Indiana must resolve its issues of access, opportunity and equity if it is to develop the tech workforce that companies must have in the coming years. […]

Indiana’s collision course with a ‘perfect storm’ shortage of tech talent

As our workforces prepare today for the dynamic economic landscapes of tomorrow, perhaps more than ever before it is clear that finding and retaining talent is job #1. Foundational research commissioned by TechPoint in late 2021 revealed that while there are many points to celebrate about Indiana’s growing tech workforce, there are also key talent-related […]