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July 2015


Welcome to Summer!


With the first two quarters of 2015  officially recorded and all 4th of July festivities already behind us, we know that many of you have begun to shift your attention to year end planning and forecasting for 2016. The articles in this month's newsletter are intended to help advise you in that planning process so that hopefully you can gain a bit of time back away from work to spend with your family and friends.


Below you will find a midyear update of the IT job market that specifically outlines the hottest certifications and job trends of the year thus far, as well as a look into what technologies are on the horizon of 2016. 


This month, a new California law regarding paid sick leave has gone into effect.  The article below details the key points of what this new regulation looks like for employers and their dedicated workforce. 


Be sure to check out our Hot Job on the right side of this newsletter as well as all of our current opportunities by clicking the "Careers" link above. 


ITC hopes that you have had a productive first half of the year and look forward to your continued partnership in the second half of 2015.




Nicole McMackin


The midyear state of the IT job market
The tech market is booming and that's good news for today's tech workers

With the 4th of July quickly come and gone, it's time to look at the state of IT hiring for the first half of the year to try and build an accurate hiring plan for the remainder of 2015. To help us better understand the state of IT across the U.S, we spoke with David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners, to get insight into what's going on inside IT organizations.


Each quarter Foote Partners compiles data from more than 2,705 employers, in both the public and private sectors, consisting of over 203,000 U.S. and Canadian IT professionals to create its "IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index (ITSCPI)." The report tracks 202 jobs and associated pay premiums for over 774 certified and noncertified IT skills. This data gives IT leaders an opportunity to see salary benchmarks levels for tech workers allowing them to make better decisions when hiring and evaluating tech talent.


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California Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reminds employers that California's paid sick leave law goes into effect today.

"With California's new paid sick leave law in effect, most workers now won't have to choose between their family's health and their job," said Christine Baker, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). The Labor Commissioner's Office is a division within DIR.

The Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (Assembly bill 1522) generally provides most employees the ability to accrue at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, paid at the regular rate of the worker's wages. The employer can also provide employees at least 24 hours of sick leave up front for use during the year. Workers may begin using their accrued hours beginning on the 90th day of employment. 
"In order to help achieve healthier workplaces, my office is committed to providing essential education to workers and employers on their rights and responsibilities under the new paid sick leave law," said Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su.
In This Issue

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Technical Experience and Qualifications Include, but not limited to:


  • 5+ years of software development experience

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  • B.S. in relevant field, or equivalent experience

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  • Strong understanding of good programming practices, architecture, design patterns and unit testing

  • Experience working with large data sets (a big plus)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Most importantly, a strong passion for technology!

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