“Accelerated, disruptive, innovative technology changes have placed an inordinate demand for IT skills. In fact, many job functions in the IT world didn’t exist five years ago. To sum up what is perhaps the most crucial requirement for IT enterprises: Developers Needed/Wanted.” – Dennis Donovan

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HR needs for Information Technology continue to evolve and change at lightning speed. Consequently, many positions in high demand today have only recently emerged. There are several programming languages which are challenging to successfully recruit and retain these experts in sufficient numbers.

As a result, the implication for site selection is that any potential location must be capable of producing talent in these positions and languages. This embraces both depth of the existing pool and the pipeline emanating from colleges/universities. Finding locations wherein demand for such skill sets does not markedly exceed supply will comprise a daunting and critical task for companies considering new/expanded IT facilities.

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