This piece of news should serve as a precaution for non-U.S. information and technology workers who are planning to migrate to the U.S. in the hopes of landing a good job. According to a WSJ report, it seems the technology sector has not yet recovered from a slump. This is despite some promises by local companies including Google and Cisco that they would beef hiring this year.Silicon Valley for one, covering San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara showed continued decline in employment rate in the technology sector. Among the tech-related fields which have slow job growth are internet-related, computer manufacturing and software sector.
And guess which tech-related field managed to maintain a steady employment growth rate? – iPhone app developers, clean technology specialists and Internet workers.
That goes to show how profitable Apple’s application business is for programmers. As for clean technology, it is pretty obvious that demand for people in this field should grow given the growing concern over the environment. Any idea, who those Internet workers are? Bloggers perhaps?