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a snapshot of top tech jobs in Washington for April 2023

Tech Jobs Snapshot – April

What technology jobs are in demand? Who’s hiring? What skills do you need to be successful? Check out the monthly tech jobs snapshot. (opens in a new window) View the text version here. (opens in a new window)

2023 Faculty Summit – New Speakers Added!

The 2023 IT Faculty Summit will take place virtually on Friday, May 19th – the event is open to all of Washington’s community and technical college faculty, administrators, program managers, and career services staff who want to hear from industry about emerging technology trends, must-have skills, job pathways, and opportunities for students. Industry speakers from Puget […]

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New! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit for Employers

The Center of Excellence is happy to announce a new resource for companies that want to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce: the DEI Toolkit is now available. The Toolkit provides resources, recommendations, and actionable steps that companies can use to improvement recruitment and retention strategies as well as their employee experience. View the […]

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Companies can access more diverse talent with skills-based hiring

Skills-Based Hiring Helps Companies Access a Larger, More Diverse Talent Pool Evaluating employees and new hires based on their skills instead of their work history or academic achievements is the future of hiring and development. According to LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky, “Companies that prioritize skills over “antiquated signals” like a degree or pedigree will help […]