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Tech sector slow to hire

Although high-tech companies fared better than most industries in the recession, they are still slow to hire.

Although high-tech companies fared better than most industries in the recession, they are still slow to hire.

Analysts worry that the tech industry's inability to hire does not bode well for job growth over the next decade.

“I’m sending out lots and lots and lots of applications, to everywhere within a 50-mile radius,” says Rosamaria Carbonell Mann, 49, a software engineer who was terminated in June when her employer closed its branch in Corvallis, Ore., and sent the work to China.

Corvallis was once a hotbed for tech start-ups. But Ms. Mann said that with layoffs from other tech companies in the area, including Hewlett-Packard, the city now has a glut of people like herself: unemployed engineers with multiple degrees. “I apply for everything I can find, but there are just not that many jobs out there,” she said.

Read more at The New York Times.

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Last modified onMonday, 19 October 2015 11:39

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