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Alaska and DC have the highest unemployement rates
Out of 50 States plus DC Only Two Have High Unemployment Rates
In December 2018 there were 2 regions with an unemployment rate of over 5.5%. That is the same as it was last month. That is one state - Alaska and the District of Columbia.
Those two regions have been in the economic doldrums for over one year. Historic data does not lie. Those are both job markets to avoid.Alaska and DC have the highest unemployement rates
2019 IT Salary Survey released
IT compensation and hiring accelerates according to the latest IT Salary Survey by Janco
Between the start of 2018 and the start of 2019, the total mean compensation for all IT Professionals increased from $90,439 to $93,077. Much of the rise is attributed to the increase in demand for IT Pros and the limited supply of U.S. based professionals.
Positions in highest demand are associated with e-commerce, application development security, big data, distributed/mobile system project management, and quality control.
- 2019 IT Salary Survey released
Is Cloud Killing some IT Jobs
Communication and System Admin IT Jobs Lost as Movement to Cloud Continues
IT shares a number of characteristics with manufacturing - that mean cloud adoption will automate some IT jobs out of existence. The jobs at greatest risk are in telecommunications and system administraton.
Automation takes people out of the repetitive and routine tasks. That in turn reduces both labor costs and the variability in the results. That in turn eliminates overhead, errors, and downtime. As cloud use increases and datacenters shrink, the staff that builds, maintains, and troubleshoots the datacenter network, servers, and applications arent needed. Thus fewer people are needed to manage workloads, security, and vendor contracts.
It is clear from the table above the number of Telecommunications jobs in 2000 has been reduced by 50% over the past 18 years. That trend continues.Is Cloud Killing some IT Jobs
IT Job Descriptions Need to Be Updated Every 12 months
288 UPDATED Internet and Information Technology Positions Description Available for immediate download
Full Suite of tools to help manage the HR processes -- includes 288 Position Descriptions, Job Progression Matrix, Organization Charts, and Employee Termination in electronic checklist form
IT Job Descriptions updated to reflect latest compliance requirements. The Internet and IT Position Descriptions HandiGuide was completed in 2018 and is over 800 pages; which includes sample organization charts, a job progression matrix, and 288 Internet and IT job descriptions. The book addresses all mandated requirements, including the ADA, and is in an easy to use format. If you have ordered this in the past look at the version history to see the changes we have made and consider ordering the update service.IT Job Descriptions Need to Be Updated Every 12 months
Blockchain Developer Job Description
Blockchain developer Job Description
Not surprisingly, salaries for blockchain positions are typically higher than in other areas of expertise since there are few qualified candidates, according to Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates, a management consulting firm that conducts regular salary surveys.Blockchain Developer Job Description