Technology hiring strong throughout U.S.

With technology seemingly progressing everyday, it is no wonder that companies on the cutting edge are hiring.

A recent poll of chief executive officers (CEOs) about economic conditions in Silicon Valley revealed that many are optimistic about increases in hiring, according the San Francisco Chronicle.

The survey asked 175 executives a number of questions and revealed that 66 percent of them had increased payroll in 2010. The news source reports that that figure represents the highest percentage since the annual Business Climate survey's inception eight years ago.

"So 2010 was a comeback year for Silicon Valley," said Carl Guardino, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of San Jose's SVLG, a nonpartisan public-policy group. "What's exciting is we're seeing job growth not only globally but here in Silicon Valley."

Looking forward, 55 percent of expect job growth in the region to be even higher this coming year.

Silicon Valley isn't the only place adding technology jobs as the Chicago Tribune reports that Chrysler is adding 60 positions at its Kokomo, Indiana plant. Some of these roles will reportedly concern information technology.