SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad Technologies, a leading technology talent and solutions provider in Seattle and across the U.S., and the CIO Executive Council are hosting a networking event next Thursday, Oct. 13, for women technology leaders, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Edgewater Hotel. The event is part of a series of Randstad initiatives aimed at supporting women in the information technology (IT) field.
The latest national 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 Seattle. There are over 17,000 current IT job openings posted by Seattle employers. Seattle employers offer a median salary of $111,550 for IT professionals, making a career in IT a good target for women. Yet of the 136,000 IT professionals in the Seattle market, only about one-fifth are women.
"Attracting more women to IT is important to our clients," said Kathy Van Pelt, Randstad Technologies vice president of strategic marketing. "We want to not only encourage more women to explore careers in IT, but we also want to let them know that an IT job does not just mean coding - there's a great variety of IT roles available."
Randstad Technologies recently released a study focused on a segment of the IT workforce, Randstad Technologies' Cybersecurity Workforce Report - 12 Markets with High Demand for Top Talent. The report reveals 12 key markets nationwide – including Seattle – 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 would like to attend.
Here are the event details:
Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Pier 67, 2411 Alaskan Way
About Randstad Technologies
Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the globe with the expert technology talent and solutions that drive their success since 1984. Our deep industry expertise and full-service capabilities—Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing—enable organizations to be agile, productive and ahead in the field with our wide network of specialists and flexible solutions. For more information, visit www.randstadtechnologies.com.
About Randstad US
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $24.5 billion global provider of HR services. As one of the largest staffing organizations in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations.
Employing 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and 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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