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North Carolina continues to hold its ranking as a top tech state in the US. North Carolina is the #5 state in total tech employment growth from 2015-2020. Jobs in the industry have grown by 15% in the state, well above the national average of 6.8. And for the next five years, is predicted to be 9th and 14th highest tech growth state for tech industry jobs and tech occupations jobs respectively. North Carolina also boasts a #2 ranking for the percentage of women employed in the technology sector with women making up 35.7% of the tech workforce. North Carolina ranks #8 for venture capital investments and #7 state in startups created from university tech transfer. The tech sector is strong and thriving in North Carolina. (Statistics source: NC State of the Technology Industry Report)


With the growth of jobs and opportunity, access to qualified talent is on the radar for nearly all our members. NC TECH offers talent related resources to include research on the industry and IT job openings/trends, talent acquisition resources including virtual job expos, a job board, and key partnerships that focus on skills development and diversity in the workforce. NC TECH also provides a wide array of programs and forums to allow for discussion on talent development, workplace culture and diversity and inclusion.

Diversity + Inclusion

Diversity + Inclusion is critical to all workplaces and spaces for expanding experiences, sharing perspectives opening opportunities to a wider base of individuals. NC TECH has several initiatives to support companies in their efforts including a Diversity + Inclusion in Tech summit, a dedicated channel in our virtual community, connecting with diverse suppliers, and conducting a Diversity + Inclusion Benchmark each year. 

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Job Board

NC TECH hosts a Job Board for employers to post openings and job seekers to create a profile, set notifications and apply to tech jobs. Click for more details. 

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Job Expos

NC TECH hosts multiple Virtual Tech Job Expos each year. There are several job boards and expos in the state, however, the NC TECH Virtual Tech Job Expo focuses on tech jobs, internships and careers in tech. Events are held online to provide enhanced flexibility for both the employer and job seeker.

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NC TECH commissions and releases multiple research reports on the state’s tech sector for the benefit of our members, and as a resource for policy makers, economic development leaders, and the media. Reports include the annual State of the Technology Industry Report and Tech Innovation Index and the monthly IT Job Trends. Box with link to Research Page

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NC TECH has a growing membership of companies providing various resources and support for talent. Connect with members providing training, employer branding, culture development, diversity, and inclusion support, and more. Visit the Talent Resources page (link) to review a full list and see where your company could enhance current talent recruitment and retention strategies.

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Virtual Community

NC TECH Connect is the member-only virtual community for employees of NC TECH members. The platform allows members to network with peers, share content, collaborate, and socialize. There’s even a special interest group for Talent.

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Women in Tech

North Carolina is the #2 state in the US for Percentage of Women in the Technology Industry. Women make up 35.7 percent of the tech workforce). NC TECH has several programs and groups to support, retain, develop, and attract more women to technology fields. NC TECH hosts a Summit for Women in Tech, supports a scholarship for women studying technology or engineering, and manages an online community specific for women in tech.

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