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2015 Semiconductor Labor Predictions

Posted on January 22, 2015 by Jack Trompert

We are already the three weeks into the New Year. We believe that 2015 is going to be a fabulous year. Talent 101 finished 2014 with a hot market for qualified talent and we have seen many requirements for contract and full time hires in the first month of 2015. This is both an opportunity and a challenge.  


Each year our staff makes predictions for the engineering and IT job market. We look at all global trends of supply and demand for talent and the behaviors that go with it to predict trends and get ready for the challenge. 

What are your predictions? These are some of ours predictions on what we are already experiencing and seeing in our daily dealings with talent and clients.

Top 8 Labor Predictions to Watch

  1. One million tech/engineering professionals are likely to be in the job market participating in musical chairs for a new job

  2. Niche skills are going to be in very high demand with hourly rates of $100+

  3. More short term consulting & contracting jobs

  4. More flexible engineering jobs (remote/part time)

  5. Several thousand new tech and engineering startups across the country

  6. It will be harder for recruiters to fill open positions

  7. Training and learning will be in accelerated mode

  8. More tech and engineering jobs in smaller cities

Wish you a highly successful 2015. Keep creating more jobs and let us know how we can help you.

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Topics: Today's Labor Market

Jack Trompert

In 2010, Jack and Janet Trompert started Talent 101 with a clear new vision on how to deliver talent to the marketplace. To work at Talent 101 is to be a part of something creative and big. From our modest roots as an ambitious startup, to becoming a global workforce solution provider to the world’s most recognized semiconductor companies, our growth and momentum owes a lot to our strong company culture of customer service, can do attitude, sense of urgency and always focus on the client and talent.