local technology, It was a very good year for local technology and innovation, PROTECH

Deborah Vazquez, CEO of PROTECH, was featured in an article in the South Florida Business Journal “It was a very good year for local technology and innovation.”

Deborah Vazquez, CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based placement firm Protech, saw a major swing in hiring early in the year, as tech worker shortages caused companies to do a major shift to contract workers from direct hires.

The big plus for contract workers is a 45 percent to 60 percent premium on what a direct hire gets, according to Vazquez.

“Employees earning $70,000 a year are being tempted away with contract offers of $110,000 to $115,000 or more,” she said. “Clients are coming to the realization of what it is costing them not to complete their projects.”

The downside is that the job only lasts until the project is completed.

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It was a very good year for local technology and innovation

Elizabeth Becker

Elizabeth is Marketing Manager at PROTECH. Comments and feedback can be directed to her at jobs@protechfl.com.