Best Cities For Tech Workers
According to DataQuest's latest figures, the best jobs in technology are located in eight metropolitan areas: New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Houston, and Philadelphia.
DataQuest first began collecting this data five years ago. The list of top-tech cities has changed since then, but demand for tech workers has not — it has risen by twenty-five percent.
If you are pursuing a career in technology, but do not live in or near one of the top-tech cities, there are still plenty of opportunities.
Matthew Martinez, CEO of NetStaff, a high-tech staffing firm with offices around the country, said that the companies his company recruits for are always looking for more employees with tech expertise. According to Martinez, "For most areas it is currently an employees market; meaning that many employees in technology are able to pick and choose their jobs, ask for better benefits, and arrange flexible work schedules."
1. What is said about demand for tech workers?
A. It has continued to decline.
B. It has been concentrated in 8 major areas.
C. It has risen by 25 percent over the past five years.
D. It has influenced the development of the top-tech cities.
2. What does Matthew Martinez imply about tech workers in the current job market?
A. They need to be flexible in their requirements.
B. They should not expect conditions to change soon.
C. They may be able to negotiate better work situations.
D. They can get the best jobs through recruiting and staffing firms.