Tech firms increase hiring in Massachusetts

Those with the right technology skills can find themselves in high demand in a number of different regions. In states like Massachusetts, the rate of hiring is on pace to exceed figures from previous years.

The Boston Globe reports that the number of jobs in the Bay State totaled 3,300 in the computer engineering sector, a 50 percent spike from the same period last year. Large firms including Akamai Technologies, an Internet architecture company, have been a major reason for the strong growth figures.

Another firm responsible for higher jobs figures is Nuance Communications, based in Burlington. The firm is looking to further expand its staff, with 200 open positions for qualified professionals.

"We have accelerated an aggressive hiring agenda, where the number of opportunities at Nuance has nearly doubled since earlier this year,” said spokesman Richard Mack in an interview with the source. “Broad interest in voice technologies has created incredible hiring opportunities.”

Part of the reason for increased hiring is due to the release of new products. For example, Microsoft is expected to increase staff as it releases its new Surface tablet computer, which will require more personelle to handle operations.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.