With the start of 2023, there is a demand for jobs across the board to include those employees who were recently laid off within the last year.
Technology workers that were laid off were able to find new jobs relatively quickly within a span of three months when they lost their jobs according to a recent survey from Zip Recruiter pertaining to new hires.
The Zip Recruiter survey also discovered that almost four in 10 laid of technology workers were able to find a job in less than a month.
“Despite the widespread layoffs, hiring freezes, and cost-cutting taking place in tech, many tech workers are finding reemployment remarkably quickly,” said Julia Pollak, chief economist at ZipRecruiter. “They’re still the most sought-after workers with the most in-demand skills.”
From the federal job market and tech jobs, there have been over a couple of thousand job positions that have not been filled and many are wondering why.
“That’s a lot of roles, and that’s leaving a critical shortage across government, and we really want to use this fair as a way to fill some of those jobs,” Russ said.
For workers that have been laid off from their tech jobs, Jessica Watson, the chief experience officer and co-founder of U.S. Digital Response, which has focused on onboarding volunteers with a tech background for IT projects during the start of COVID-19 said employees are looking for a career shift.
“We would be remiss if we didn’t try to do something, knowing that there are tens of thousands of people who are going through a really big time of uncertainty in their career. At least some of them are probably questioning, ‘Is technology, with a capital T — big tech — the place for me?’” Watson said.