Software Developer Drought: Where are you in Demand?

With an increasing need for software by non-tech companies, a developer drought is growing outside of Silicon Valley.

Turns out there’s a major need for software developers outside of the traditional geo-center of Silicon Valley. Despite COVID-19, states in the US heartland are actively hiring developers. Plus, professionals on the West Coast are reassessing work-life opportunities and exploring start-up prospects outside the Valley and other tech hotspots.

This isn’t a shift to remote workers. In July and August, 92% of software developer job ads on three leading employment sites were for work-on-premises jobs. Apparently, employers are slow to embrace remote working.

The data comes from Mendix, a Siemens business involved in low-code application development. The company recently launched the Mendix 2020 Software Developer Drought Index, an effort to track hiring shortages for developers on the US county and state levels. click here for full article . . .

LAEDC 8-24-20 Economic Update for Los Angeles County, unemployment, industries and housing

In this LAEDC economic analysis webinar, Shannon Sedgwick, director of LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics offers perspective and analysis of the latest labor market and jobs data from California EDD, published 8-21-20. In addition LAEDC economist Tyler Laferriere discusses housing prices and the stock and bond market relative to the economic recession. LAEDC CEO Bill Allen introduces the speakers and provides an overview.

Work From Home Engineering Jobs Open a World of Possibilities

Design News / Image MoTek Technologies

Engineering employment may have taken a hit during the pandemic, but many of those in engineering are just shifting to home-based work. Companies that employ engineers have adjusted to home-based work, even in their hiring practices.

Typically, mechanical, electrical, and design engineers need to be hands-on and practical. Yet there are some areas which can be tackled from home with good internet connection and technology.

Many companies are now advertising specifically for work-from-home engineers. Here’s a list of companies that are specifying remote engineers. This is just a handful of opportunities. The organizations seeking remote workers ranges from Volvo and Eaton to Zoom and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Watch Slide Show of Potential Jobs From Design News Here.

Immediate Job Openings in Southern California

With record unemployment levels reaching new highs every week, a good number of employers are currently searching for workers in Southern California. Scores of jobs that have opened even as the coronavirus pandemic continues and many businesses remain closed.

Go to this page to see samples and link to open jobs from Patch and Zip Recruiter – jobs in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County, San Bernardino and San Diego.

Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada Flintridge’s Verdugo Job Center Recruiting for Many Jobs Now

Due to recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19 the Verdugo Job Center (VJC) is providing virtual services and meetings by appointments only. VJC is closed to walk-in clients. You can still meet with a counselor by making an appointment.

Jobs are available with Teledyne Reynolds, Centerlyne, Calif. Department of State Hospitals, ROSS, PASC, Walgreen’s, Instacart, Warner Brothers, Smart and Final, Catholic Charities, FedEx Ground, ACE Hardware, Lowe’s and at many more employers – contact the VJC for information and to arrange applications today.

Please contact VJC at 818-937-8000 for more information about jobs and career services now.

Red Cross Services for Veterans

The American Red Cross services for veterans date back to World War I and remains consistent with the spirit of our congressional charter. Today, the Red Cross is proud to maintain our commitment to the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

  1. Referrals to Community Resources
  2. Veterans Claims for Benefits
  3. Volunteerism in VA & Military Hospitals
  4. Map Your Skills to Our Job Opportunities
  5. How to Contact the Red Cross for Assistance and Volunteer Opportunities

Link to Red Cross Website