Indiana Company Struggles to Hire 150 Software Engineers

Susan Hall
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Six Strategies for Tech Professionals Looking for a New Position

Not every IT job will be in Silicon Valley or in glitzy cities like Seattle or New York. But there are jobs out there.

 

When ITBE contributor Don Tennant spoke with Betsy Richards of Kaplan University, which offers online and distance learning, willingness to relocate topped her list of job-seeking tips.

 

Here's another: Take a good look at small companies. She said:

The big deal right now is the number of small, entrepreneurial companies that are opening. And they're hiring.

That came to mind when I saw that a central Indiana company is struggling to hire 150 software engineers by next spring. LHP Software, based in Columbus, Ind., offers embedded and IT software development services as well as a placement service for engineers. It plans a 10-city recruitment tour, beginning Dec. 8 in Indianapolis, but also including Minneapolis and Detroit. And that's on top of recruiting at 22 universities this fall.

 


Surely small companies such as this one face difficulty in battling the perception of being "in the boonies," but this company's difficulty in hiring also counters the cries of those protesting companies sending IT work offshore.



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