Welcome to the Weekly Round Up, where we summarize all of the interesting news and trends from the world of technology employment and recruitment.
Google tripling Canadian workforce
Google announced they will be expanding their Canadian operations with new offices in Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo. This is great news for Android developers, architects and tech talent in general. Companies starving for tech talent will have to compete with Google now, which is great news for job seekers, but creates recruitment challenges for start-ups and lesser known companies.
Tech talent demand remote work, comp, trust and transparency
The Dice 2020 Tech Salary Report, showed that the tech industry is still booming with historically low unemployment levels. The biggest career concern is around "position or contract elimination." This is not surprising as many talented iOS & Android contractors, have found themselves abruptly without work when projects come to a screeching halt. Thankfully the demand for tech talent is still at all time highs, so lack of work is typically short term.
Baltimore takes top spot for Women in Tech in the US
CNBC published this interesting article about the best US cities for women in tech. The top 3 are Baltimore, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, all surprising as when you think of tech in the US, those are not the typical cities that come to mind.