Tech Workforce & Hiring Trends - June 2023

by Samantha Ogletree

This is Stout's monthly curated digest of hiring and employment news. Sign up to receive it each month in your email inbox. 


cyber securityCybersecurity professionals are landing jobs every day, and IT professionals from other roles may be able to transfer their skills into cybersecurity relatively easily. As cybersecurity continues to remain a top business priority, organizations will likely keep hiring for cybersecurity roles. Companies are increasingly recognizing that without experienced team members, they are increasing their risk of a cybersecurity attack or breach. Read more from Security Intelligence.

immigration labor market

With natural population growth slowing, immigration could play an important role in how labor demands are met. The impact of technology on the U.S. economy, now including the rising use of artificial intelligence, could also influence how many workers are needed across occupations in the future. Read more from Reuters.

tech workforce hiring trendsThe unemployment rate for technologists remained low in May at just 2.0%, below the national unemployment rate of 3.7% across all occupations. With only minor month-to-month fluctuations, tech sector employment and technology jobs across the economy have risen steadily in the last two years. Read more from CIO Dive.

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ai technologyAI’s impact on the workforce won’t be all doom and gloom, scholars say. While it carries a disruptive force, it also offers new opportunities. Lawmakers are looking at legislation that would tackle the issue at the education level to better prepare workforces for new jobs. Read more from Bloomberg Law.

task estimating project managementIn most cases, people in technology are asked to figure out how long something will take that they have never done before. Other than gaining the insight and wisdom of twenty or thirty years of experience, there are many things that can can be done to improve task estimation right now. Read more from Stout Systems.

human resources politics workplaceIt's not uncommon for differing political views to cause angry arguments or even physical altercations in the workplace. These political disagreements tend to heat up in a presidential election year. It's important to understand federal and state laws that govern when an employer can or can't discipline or fire someone for political diatribes that might be offensive, profane, harassing or discriminatory. Read more from SHRM.

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