South Florida is home to a growing tech scene, and as more tech companies plant roots here, diversifying workforces continues to be a concern for many. I asked South Florida technology leaders to share their insight about how they found themselves in the tech space, current challenges facing women in tech and their advice for young women when considering jumping into a high-tech career.
“Don’t wait for [an employer] to mention a figure. Traditional advice says to never be the first to mention a salary target, in case they were planning to offer you more than your wildest dreams, but let’s be realistic—they’ll throw a low number out to see if you’ll take it, and once that small figure is on the table, it may be uncomfortable to go after anything substantially larger.” —Elizabeth Becker, client partner with PROTECH in Charlotte, North Carolina
This week, PROTECH was featured on the front page of Sun Sentinel’s Money Section due to the release of the 2016 PROTECH Industry Surveys.
Boca Raton, FL. PROTECH is excited to announce their upcoming participation in the eMerge Americas Hiring Fair. At the 2nd annual tech gathering, PROTECH will be promoting their open IT jobs and offering the opportunity for job seekers to interview for roles of interest. The hiring fair will take place on May 4th and 5th, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Other notable companies participating include Ultimate Software, Magic Leap, Disney, Launch Code, World Fuel Services, Whitespell, and NBC Universal.
Tech companies should be very concerned with turnover according to the newly released yearly survey by tech staffing firm, PROTECH. The startling results indicated that 90 percent of IT Professionals are ready to make a change for a ‘better opportunity’. This is the highest reported figure in the past 12 years, indicating a possibly volatile situation for tech employers in the coming year. For companies looking to snatch up great talent, this might be good news for your team.
Deborah Vazquez, CEO of tech recruiting firm ProTech in Boca Raton, said salaries are increasing for tech professionals in South Florida, and many employers use perks and benefits as leverage. “But we are still below competitive salary levels in key markets that we compete against for talent,” she said.
With Citrix’s future in South Florida uncertain, tech leaders in South Florida were interviewed by the Sun Sentinel to give their input on how the possible move of the tech giant to Silicon Valley could affect the local tech front. Deborah Vazquez, CEO of PROTECH, was interviewed for the story.
April 17, 2015. Boca Raton, FL. PROTECH, the leading South Florida information technology (IT) search and staffing firm known for its yearly Tech Leadership and Tech Talent Surveys, recently launched a new, fully-responsive website and applicant portal. The new applicant portal allows candidates to quickly apply to positions that interest them with a resume or through social profiles such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+. With a fully responsive design, candidates are better able to apply to jobs on all devices including laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.