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March 2016
Dear  !
Our president, Nicole McMackin has been an active contributing opinion writer for several different media outlets. In her most recent contribution with American Express Open, Nicole discusses how true innovation always has a place in the market. "Many of the companies experiencing lower stock valuation have become stagnant to the users and/or investors, but people will always invest in new and creative devices and concepts. Small and large firms alike are busy working on the 'next greatest thing' that will change the way we work, communicate and live. Those companies that demonstrate a true value to society will receive proper financial backing".
"Small firms typically need to procure a hired gun to get them through funding and angel investing. If these firms lack the knowledge to gather funding, they normally do not succeed, regardless of the ingenuity of the business idea or product. Smaller firms need to be cognizant of their bottom line while enhancing development of their products".
We are proud of Nicole's insightful contributions and her eagerness to continue to grow our business by researching the industry and sharing her knowledge with others.  

On other exciting news, Irvine Technology Corporation is proud to sponsor a USC Technology Leaders group event this month. Join us for Breakfast on March 31 with Larry Godec, CIO of First American, an Orange County Corporation that has evolved into a global provider of title insurance and settlement services by using advanced technology to develop and deliver the most efficient and personalized products in the industry. Larry Godec is a charismatic IT leader who will be sharing how he is keeping First American's worldwide organization at the forefront of Technology.

Register for our March 31, 2016 Breakfast or visit The Network to receive Orange County invitations.


Kelly O'Connell
Executive Vice President
Wages Rise as U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%

Is the American worker finally getting a raise?
After years of scant real gains despite steadily falling unemployment and healthy hiring, wages picked up significantly last month, a sign the job market could be tightening enough to force companies to pay more to attract and retain employees.

The half a percentage point increase in average hourly earnings in January was the brightest spot in a generally positive Labor Department report on Friday, which showed job creation slowing from the white-hot pace of late 2015 even as the unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 4.9 percent.

The last six months were the best extended period for employee paychecks since the recovery began six-and-a-half years ago.

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Dice Report: Most Sought-After Tech Positions

Although hiring is expected to increase in the first half of 2016, many critical technology positions will remain in high demand, according to the January Dice Report. In particular, appetite for tech
  professionals with security expertise continues to rise; it now ranks third on the below list of Most Challenging Talent to Hire, which is based on employer responses to the Dice Hiring Survey: Topping the list is software developers, a critical role in any company developing technology systems.
Because they are in high demand, software developers may also be harder for employers to retain. The best software professionals want to lead creative and innovative projects, and hiring managers (as well as everyday managers) will need to ensure that such opportunities are available.

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In This Issue
Calling All Email Marketing Specialists and Business Analysts
Email Marketing Specialist
Are you looking to join a fun and progressive organization?  Are you passionate about creating first class business applications?
We have an immediate opportunity for an Email Marketing Specialist to join a well-established organization based in the Orange County, CA area.
As an Email Marketing Specialist, you will be responsible for executing email campaigns for our client. This position will receive the 'html pkgs' directly from their Marketing department. The main focus for this position would be to use their email marketing tool -- marketfirst -- to target and deploy the campaigns.
Additional responsibilities would be supporting the production / build, test, and deployment of these marketing campaigns. 

The ideal Email Marketing Specialist will have 2-5 years in email marketing experience, hands on experience working on email campaigns to support branding and merchandising across channels, excellent HTML coding skills, knowledge of email best practices, deliverability and CAN-SPAM legislation, the ability to write simple SQL Queries, strong written and verbal communication, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to implement last minute changes.
To learn more about this position or if you are interested in applying, please Click Here 

Business Analyst BI Experience
We are currently seeking to staff a team of 3 - 5 Business Analysts  to help our client with a Business Intelligence program that is just kicking off. This is a multi-year project in the Long Beach, CA area.

This multi-year project is in the beginning stages. Our client is building out their Business Intelligence Analytics in different departments and this team will be instrumental in helping define what information is key for the Business and Stakeholders.
This group of BSA BI Business Analysts would be on the front stages helping the Business to define the critical information and KPI's that will be captured and reported by the BI Developers down the road. A Big 5 firm is leading the Data Warehouse and Technology Aspect on this project.
Healthcare / Insurance industry experience is required.

To learn more about this position or if you are interested in applying, please Click Here.

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