PROTECH’s 2007 Tech Survey results were featured in an article in the South Florida Business Journal “Techies consider hitching occupational star to trek out of state IT Jobs.”
When the results were tabulated from the latest Protech information technology worker survey, it showed 52 percent of those polled have seriously thought about leaving Florida last year for IT jobs.
“I was shocked,” said Protech CEO Deborah Vazquez. “I expected maybe 20 percent – but a majority was mind-blowing.”
Since Vazquez is in the business of placing tech talent with local companies, the news was unsettling.
The question was asked of 7,000 local techs for the first time this year, along with typical questions about happiness on the job and salary issues. There were about 700 survey responses.
“We added the question because we got so much feedback from our placement counselors who said that potential job candidates had either left the state, or were planning to,” Vazquez said.
There seems to be many itchy feet and very little job loyalty among tech workers, even though they reported an average 11 percent salary increase last year, up from 9.6 percent the previous year.
In the same survey, 87 of respondents said they would leave their current employer for a better opportunity, up 3 percent from the previous year.
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