South Florida’s tech employers are hiring at the highest rate in 16 years, according to an annual report by Fort Lauderdale recruiting firm ProTech.
Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed said they plan to increase tech staff in 2018, compared with 64 percent in 2017. No tech employers said they planned to decrease staff.
Hiring “is really strong. If anything, the issue is finding as many people as they need to hire,” said Deborah Vazquez, CEO and founder of ProTech.
At the same time, a record 92 percent of technology professionals said they would leave their job for a better opportunity. That’s up from 91 percent in 2017. But only 49 percent said they would consider leaving Florida for another job, down from 57 percent a year ago.
Of those tech employers surveyed in the tricounty region, 67 percent perceive the economy as getting stronger, up from 50 percent last year.
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