Tech jobs are increasingly a mainstay of the American economy – and the leading centers of this industry are creating jobs at a rapid pace. According to Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida is creating tech jobs at a scorching pace this year.
Florida and Texas are tech job hubs
Florida currently ranks as the No. 2 state in the U.S. for tech job creation, according to the source. Texas is the reigning No. 1 fastest tech job creation state in the U.S. California still has more overall tech workers than Texas, though its job creation growth has been slower this year.
From January to June, Florida generated over 4,000 tech related jobs. The state has been working on ways to help the number tech workers in the state grow in the hopes of building a robust and dynamic workforce. A dynamic improvement in one particular industry also helps to improve the quality of life in a state or city, ushering in talented workers.
According to the San Antonio Business Journal, Texas currently employs 143,000 workers in the tech industry. This is a significant increase from the number of tech workers in the state in 2013. Texas has added 8,100 jobs in the technology industry in 2014 - an increase of 6 percent over the previous year.
Other states have experienced robust growth in the technology industry as well. States such as Washington, Oregon and North Carolina made the list of top 5 performing states regarding tech job growth, according to the source.
Tech spurs on dynamic urban environments
The tech boom has lead to thriving urban locations throughout the U.S., USA Today reported. Many professionals are flocking to cities in the hopes of landing high-profile tech jobs, in the process helping to galvanize the community's they live in, helping to holistically improve city life throughout the U.S.
Atlanta, a city that has also created a large number of tech related jobs – according to Web Wire the city has also witnessed an improvement in other economic industries. Approximately 8,000 jobs were added between 2010 and 2013, growth in the tech industry that had ramifications on other industries, according to the source, leading to higher job creation and a beneficial effect on wages.
Those with an interest in the technology field – such as engineering recruiters – should look at these states to cultivate tech talent.