talent gap

  • How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth Crunch Network

    How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth

    Both candidates talked about creating jobs. One wants to cut taxes and the other wants to increase them. While they debate whose plans will make America great and whose will make America broke, here is an innovation plan that will guarantee to not cost America any money, and will usher in the greatest wave of innovation since the industrial revolution. Read More

  • Employment in China’s tech industry Crunch Network

    Employment in China’s tech industry

    Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China’s economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China’s emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon Valley, China’s BAT companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and hot startup scene have become part… Read More

  • How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry Crunch Network

    How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry

    Think back on your college experience and you may recall the presence of an on-campus residence set aside for international students. The fact that there was likely only one house for all the students probably made you think your school didn’t have a large international contingent. Now consider the fact that nearly 1 million foreign students attend colleges and universities across the U.S. Read More

  • Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

    Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

    Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous experience. To plug the skills gap for both categories, Microsoft launched a series of classes in data science through edX.org, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard… Read More

  • Beyond the Valley Crunch Network

    Beyond the Valley

    As someone who has worked in technology his entire adult life, I can say the following with complete conviction: Somewhere at this moment a young entrepreneur is developing a product, service or business model that will transform the way our world thinks, works, plays, communicates, dates, sleeps or wakes up the day after. He or she doesn’t live in the Valley and probably has no intention… Read More

  • Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it Crunch Network

    Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it

    The class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain about their inability to fill skilled positions in their companies. This is the skills gap, and we’ve been talking about it for more than a decade. So why aren’t universities addressing this problem? Because they can’t. Read More

  • Meeting cybersecurity challenges through gamification Crunch Network

    Meeting cybersecurity challenges through gamification

    When it comes to cybersecurity issues, we always seem to be dealing with either shortages or excess. With the dark shadow of bigger security incidents constantly looming on the horizon, both government agencies and private firms are always looking for new ways to meet the challenges and overcome the many shortages the cybersecurity industry is facing. One of the growing trends in this regard… Read More

  • Combating the cybersecurity job crunch Crunch Network

    Combating the cybersecurity job crunch

    There is a looming crisis in information security that will necessitate that businesses change how they manage their security efforts. While there will always be new attacks and methodologies with which to contend, it’s the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity resources that is poised to cause enterprises heartache for the foreseeable future. Read More

  • The STEM Skills Gap Is Only As Real As The Purple Unicorn Crunch Network

    The STEM Skills Gap Is Only As Real As The Purple Unicorn

    TEKsystems recently put out a report showing that approximately 80 percent of all IT professionals believe that a skills gap exists in tech industries today. Backed by claims of mass projected growth in the field that the U.S. won’t be able to fill, as well as multiple articles and resources written on how to bridge the gap, it’s hard to argue that it’s not real. Obviously… Read More

  • Keep An Eye On Talent And Tech In Canada Crunch Network

    Keep An Eye On Talent And Tech In Canada

    Thanks to a culture of inventiveness (you think just anyone could survive these winters?), thriving universities, innovative new talent development programs and robust government support, we’re in the midst of a golden time for Canadian entrepreneurs. Venture capital investments in Canada totaled around $2 billion in 2014. Read More

  • Codecademy Teams Up With Online And Offline Coding Schools To Create ReskillUSA

    Codecademy Teams Up With Online And Offline Coding Schools To Create ReskillUSA

    A lot of people probably see Codecademy as well as a place to build up your programming skills before hitting the job market, but now the company is teaming up with similar organizations (like Thinkful, The Flatiron School, and Dev Bootcamp) to create a broader initiative called ReskillUSA. As described on its website, ReskillUSA’s goal is to “close the gap between technical… Read More