A recent article in detnews.com talks about Michigan gaining the most high-tech workers of any state in the country last year. In fact, Michigan’s 2% gain in 2010 compares with an overall 3.4% drop across the rest of the U.S.
Why is Michigan—which ranks 15th nationwide in total technology employment—enjoying the spike in high-tech workers? Ed Longanecker, executive director and regional vice president of TechAmerica Midwest, said in a statement “…job gains in key sectors like software and research and development have helped the state recover from hard economic times.”
Also, Detroit-based companies Quicken Loans Inc., the online mortgage lender, and Compuware Corp. have been promoting the Motor City as a technology hub. Add to this the fact that GalaxE.Solutions, a New Jersey company that provides information technology services, has posted a 10-story “Outsource to Detroit” banner on its Detroit office building along Woodward to promote the message that the city’s IT work force is a low-cost, high-quality alternative to shipping such technology work overseas.
GalaxE.Solutions already has 130 workers and currently wants to add another 200 as part of its five-year plan of hiring 500 workers by 2015.
As it now stands, Michigan ranks No. 4 nationally in R&D and testing labs jobs with 39,200 and sixth in engineering services with 33,000 jobs, according to information found in the article.
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