The latest figures from the Census Bureau show that women's representation in the IT workforce is shrinking – from 31 percent in 1990 down to 25 percent in 2014. Research from WANTED Analytics reinforces this trend, particularly in Atlanta. There are close to 10,000 current IT job openings posted by Atlanta employers. Atlanta employers offer a median salary of $118,100 for IT professionals, making a career in IT a good target for women. Yet of the 122,000 IT professionals in the Atlanta market, only around one-quarter are women.
For employers seeking to increase diversity in their IT teams, the data does contain good news. Almost half of the women candidates in Atlanta (16,025 of 34,425) identify with an ethnicity other than Caucasian.
"Attracting more women – and more diverse talent in general – to IT is important to our client teams, as diverse perspectives add to creativity," said Kathy Van Pelt, Randstad Technologies Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "We want not only to encourage more women to explore careers in IT but to also let them know that an IT job does not just mean coding - there are many other various IT roles available."
Randstad Technologies released a study focused on a segment of the IT workforce this week, Randstad Technologies' Cybersecurity Workforce Report - 12 Markets with High Demand for Top Talent. The report reveals 12 key markets nationwide – including Atlanta – with strong demand for top-tier, enterprise-level cybersecurity talent.
The Randstad Technologies-CIO Executive Council event is for women in IT leadership positions. Please register here if you are planning on attending.
Here are the event details:
Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
3376 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Employing over 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and projects and workforce solutions within the areas of Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Healthcare, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Manufacturing & Logistics, Office & Administration, Pharma and Sales & Marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad's panoramic U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.
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