Modis Press Room At Modis, our executives and regional managers are experts on the job market, hiring trends and workplace issues. If you are interested in speaking with one of our staffing industry experts, we’ll be happy to work with you to arrange an interview. In the News New York Business Journal: A brief History of hard work: Labor Day explained “Labor Day, 2015, is a lot different than it was 1882 — that's the year when 10,000 workers marched in a parade in New York City, an event organized by the Carpenters & Joiners Union.” Career Addict: Back to Work: The Evolution of Labor Day [Infographic] “Labor Day marks the end of the summer vacation season and reminds people that it is time to get back to work. Celebrated on the first Monday in September, this day is dedicated to US workers and all of the efforts that have contributed to the prosperity and growth of the United States.” Fox News: Why You Really Need to Unplug While on Vacation “With the help of the Modis infographic, Fox News explains why taking a tech-free vacation is beneficial to your health and to your career.” Entrepreneur: Why You Really Need to Unplug While on Vacation “Entrepreneur discusses the new norm of working while on vacation. Their blog post notes that the “eye-opening” Modis infographic explains just why you can’t afford to plug-in while on holiday.” Holy Kaw: The Pros of a Tech-Free Vacation “An article on Alltop in the Holy Kaw section challenged readers to think about the last time they went on vacation without being connected. With the help of the Modis IG, they were able to demonstrate exactly why it’s so important to go tech-free.” HongKiat: Why You Should go on a Tech-Free Vacation “Hong Kiat, a leading technology and design website, believes disconnecting from your gadgets can help you reconnect better with family and friends. They showcased the Modis infographic to also show the benefits of taking tech-free vacations.” iPixel Creative: Why You Should go on a Tech-Free Vacation “The Modis infographic helped iPixel Creative reiterate the importance of disconnecting from tech. In their blog post, iPixel talked about the dependence many people have on technology and used the information from the IG to help explain the impact that can have on your well-being.” Get Safe Online: What is Your Business's Greatest Cyber Threat? “The site specializing in online safety provides a rundown of the recent Modis infographic tackling potential sources of a security breach.” Yahoo News: What is Your Business' Greatest Security Threat [Infographic] “With an insightful look into corporate security breaches, Yahoo notes that the Modis infographic can help a company of any size prep for a breach.” SiteProNews: What is Your Business' Greatest Security Threat? “The site dedicated to social media, search and all things tech host the most recent Modis security infographic in their curated infographic section.” Statup Nation: What's Your Business's Greatest Cyber Threat? “Reiterating that cyber security is highly important to all businesses, Startup Nation reiterates that key weak spots include BYOD and encryption while showcasing the Modis IG.” Nextgov: Whats Your Organization's Biggest Cyber Threat? “Reiterating that security is a big deal for both public and private institutions, Nextgov showcases the Modis IG to demonstrate government cyber security initiatives.” Inc.com: The Best Way to Recharge on Vacation (Infographic) “The infographic below from Modis explains why entrepreneurs and their employees should completely unplug during vacation.” YoungUpstarts.com: [Infographic] Why Startups Are Going To Change The World “But if you're not convinced of that, here is an infographic from the team at Modis highlighting the various reasons why startups are destined to change the world in which they operate, as well as look at various startups that are likely to not only disrupt the industries they're in but also help boost the economy.” NBCnews.com: Soccer Break: Why It Pays to Watch the World Cup at Work “Banning employees from watching the game won't stop them. It's just going to make them sneakier — and lots of surreptitious streaming could slow the company's Internet access to a crawl.” said Jack Cullen, president of Modis IT Staffing. NetworkWorld.com: A New Approach In Luring Top Tech Talent: A Streamlined Hiring Process “Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, offered a blunt assessment of the U.S. IT hiring process: "Managers that are hiring IT talent, they're pickier than ever and they're hurting themselves." Talented workers may have multiple job offers, he added, so slow and overly selective employers will lose their top choices.” ComputerTrainingSchools.com: 5 Tips For Choosing an IT Degree “Modis Senior Vice Presidents Dan Pollock and Matthew Ripaldi provide insight regarding considerations when choosing the educational foundation of one's IT career.” CIO.com: How to Build a Software Developer Talent Pipeline “Dan Pollock, senior vice president at Modis, an IT staffing and recruiting services firm, say aptitude and attitude are two of the most difficult attributes to screen when hiring developers, especially when balancing the need to move quickly when hiring.” RedOrbit.com: Happy Geek Pride Day 2014 “The 3rd annual Geekstakes is from May 23rd to June 6th. Every weekday, Modis will be giving away some of those fantastic toys. You can enter once a day, so it's really worth checking out.” CNBC.com: Mediocre Test Scores at a Pretty Steep Price “The United States scored at approximately a C minus average on the PISA exam and ranks 17th in reading, 26th in science & 21st in math worldwide. These dismal results show that as a nation, the US is wasting the $115,000 it roughly spends on educating each child in the nation. President Jack Cullen weighs in to mention the shortage of workers (and interest) for the growing number of IT positions available in the US.” ComputerWorld.com: IT Pros Get Training on Their Own Dime “Jack Cullen sits down with Mary K. Pratt of ComputerWorld to discuss why many IT professionals are willing to pay out of pocket for their own educations. Jack says that these workers on the right track, as education is a valuable asset for success in this competitive and fast-paced field. Extra education stands out in a stack of resumes.” InformationWeek.com: IT Millennials: CEO or Bust “President Jack Cullen sits down with Kevin Casey of InformationWeek to discuss the Modis millennial survey results. Modis confirms that two out of three millennial IT staffers strive to be CEO of a company they start themselves. This discovery has been dubbed 'The Zuckerberg Effect.'” TalentCulture.com: Dare To Be Different: 5 Reasons Geeks Get Great Jobs “A recent Modis “Geek Pride” survey found that more than 87% of Americans are proud to admit that they have inner geek qualities. Geeks rejoice! Those "geeky" characteristics can serve this 87% well in a job hunt.” KGO Radio San Francisco: Dan Pollock on KGO Radio San Francisco “Our SVP Dan Pollock discussed our tech fears and scary tech disasters survey with KGO Radio in San Francisco.” ZDNet.com: Halloween '13: What Tech Frightens Us Most “In their latest October 2013 survey released just in time for All Hallows' Eve, IT recruiting firm Modis surveyed 1000 Americans to find out what potential tech disasters are keeping them up at night. Modis polled 1,005 Americans to understand what technology disasters “scared” them the most and which information or content they were most afraid to have shared with the public.” BusinessNewsDaily.com: What Scares Consumers Most About Technology “Modis, an IT recruiting firm, recently polled American consumers asking what they fear most about technology. The survey revealed that security breaches and the ensuing data loss top consumers' list of technology-related worries.” FastCompany.com: What Are America's Biggest Tech Fears? “In a recent Halloween-themed telephone survey, Americans discussed their greatest technological fears--and it turns out that our neighbors worry about mundane (and surprisingly common) things. According to a survey from IT firm Modis, 50% of Americans are most afraid of their banking information being leaked without consent, while 22% worry about their email account being hacked.” ComputerWorld.com: IT Careers: Should You Be an SVP? “These days, some tech leaders are sporting more than one title on their business card. We explore the ins and outs of adding a few letters after C-I-O. Modis SVP Matthew Ripaldi sits down with ComputerWorld to discuss.” CIO.com: 15 Common IT Job Search Mistakes “In a competitive job market, finding a new IT position can be an uphill battle. Even the smallest mistake could cost you the opportunity. Ensure that you're not making one of these commonly seen blunders in your job search.” ComputerWorld.com: Utility sets IT department on path to self-destruction “Northeast Utilities has told its IT employees that it is considering outsourcing tech work to India-based services providers -- a plan that puts as many as 400 IT jobs at risk.” ComputerWorld.com: IT hiring: Your text resume is soooo last century “Tim Ondrey has glimpsed the future of the job-search market, and it's going multimedia.... Some companies also use videos, recorded by candidates responding to specific questions, as a screening tool. ‘That's where I've seen a greater evolution on the video side, because the convenience factor is tremendous,’ says Dan Pollock, senior vice president of the tech-staffing firm Modis.” CIO.com: IT Job Search Tips for Baby Boomers “Is your extensive IT experience and your age making it harder to find a new positions? Learn how to limit the effects of age discrimination and land that interview... If you are in the technology field and you don't have a social media presence you are doing yourself a disservice. More and more companies are turning to social media to find new talent. ‘We highly recommend that if someone does not have a LinkedIn profile established to spend the time in doing so upfront,’ says Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice president with IT staffing firm Modis.” PCWorld.com: With worker retirements looming, IT starts to prepare for a workforce exodus “Companies keen on retaining veteran workers, and their knowledge, are initiating retirement conversations early to increase the likelihood that these employees will stay on in some capacity after they stop working full time, said Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice president at IT staffing firm Modis.” NetworkWorld.com: 10 hottest IT jobs: Developers, developers, developers “Modis this week called out the 10 hottest IT jobs. The IT staffing specialist based its ranking on the skills and roles that its clients across the U.S. are eager to find and fill.” NetworkWorld.com: Do's and don'ts of summer resume writing “Resume advice is plentiful, but we spoke with three sources who offered the following do’s and don’ts for various types of job seekers. DO customize your resume for the job opening: It might seem efficient to blast out one version of your resume for 50 different jobs, but you’ll get better results by changing your resume for each specific job opening, emphasizing the relevant experience that applies to that job, says Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice president at Modis, an IT recruiting firm.” CIO.com: 13 Steps to Help You Deal with Losing Your IT Job “Losing a job is likely the most emotional event you will experience in your professional life... To help you get back on track as quickly as possible, we spoke with a CIO, a career strategist and IT staffing firm Modis to see what they advise people in their network to do when they wind up in this scenario.” ComputerWorld.com: Most Americans don't want wearable tech like iWatch, Google Glass “Apple's anticipated iWatch and Google Glass have provoked plenty of headlines, but a recent poll shows that a majority of well-heeled Americans with college degrees wouldn't consider buying or wearing such devices... Modis commissioned [a] survey... partly to gauge how much demand IT operations will face from workers who want to use smart watches and smart glasses at work.” KFAB-AM Omaha: State of the Job Market Modis managing director, Brody Deren, discusses where those entering college should look for growing job opportunities down the line, while also addressing the growing STEM initiatives as an area of growth for jobs in the future. CIO.com: 8 Skype Job Interview Don'ts “The environment for your video call can be just as important as the content, according to Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice president at IT recruiting and staffing firm Modis... Ripaldi advises clients to be honest about timeframes they have available where they can be in comfortable and engaging surroundings and not to try to fit interviews in.” CIO.com: How to Better Engage Millenials (And Why They Aren’t Really So Different) “How to manage and work with millennials is a hot topic in the IT jobs sector. What is it about this generation that makes them so different from generations past? Or maybe they aren't that different after all. ‘They [millennials] have aspirations and they want to achieve them real quick. There has to be clear communication on where we are today, where we are going to be tomorrow and what’s expected for them to achieve. We make sure they understand that there is a process that needs to be met and accomplishments that you need to hit in order to ascend to that realm,’ says Jack Cullen, CEO of Modis, an IT staffing company.” ITworld.com: Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplaces “Some college graduates may find their first foray into the work world daunting and need help finding their place in the office, said Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis. Market demand and a generational mentality mean these workers will leave a position if the fit isn't right, making thorough training essential, he said.” Skytap.com: Let Your Geek Flag Fly! “In a Geek Pride Day survey by Modis, 61% say they would purchase and wear a smart watch (a computerized wristwatch with Smartphone functionality), and 56% percent say the same about smart glasses (glasses with Smartphone and camera functionality).” GeekWire.com: It’s Geek Pride Day! Put on your smartglasses and laugh at your own jokes “IT staffing firm Modis is back with a new installment of its Geek Pride survey, sampling opinions about geeks and geeky issues from more than 1,000 Americans, including people who identify themselves as geeks and non-geeks.” GeekDad.com: Happy Geek Pride Day: The Survey “Meanwhile, a recent Geek Pride Day Survey was conducted by Modis IT Staffing. And the findings are telling, and in some cases, chuckle-worthy — but not as hilarious geeks think they are.” eWeek.com: Geeks More Secure About Their Superman Pajamas, Star Wars Memorabilia “Thanks in part to the growing mainstream influence of science fiction, comic books and superheros, as well as hit television sitcoms like 'The Big Bang Theory,' geeks have never had it so good. In celebration of Geek Pride Day on May 18, IT recruitment firm Modis conducted a survey focused on the American geek and found that public perception of geeks continues to improve.” Geekosystem.com: Let Your Geek Flag Fly! It’s Geek Pride Day! Let’s Celebrate With Statistics! “Let’s celebrate the best way geeks know how — with cold hard data. The folks at Modis conducted a survey on the state of geekdom in America. Let’s look at the numbers.” TheGloss.com: Only 68% of Americans Would Date a Geek “I just got an email regarding the result of the Modis Geek Pride Survey 2013 (a survey of 1000 Americans) and I was shocked! They claim that: Sixty-eight percent (68 percent) of all respondents say they would date a geek! This could be because a majority (67 percent) of Americans associates geeks with being loyal, an important component to any relationship. And I shook my head and thought ‘how is it only 68%?’” The San Francisco Chronicle: Wave Your Geek Flag for Geek Pride Day “Geeks are the new hipsters. At least that seems to be the case according to an annual survey in honor of Geek Pride Day on Saturday. Modis, an IT staffing company, reported that 68 percent of people find Google Glass-wearing geeks hot and would date them. That’s because geeks are considered intelligent, loyal, hardworking and gainfully employed.” San Jose Mercury News: Real Geeks Don’t Do Geek Pride Day “A new — and modest — survey supports the notion that there’s been a cultural shift in how Americans see geeks… ‘Being a geek has gone mainstream,’ said Jack Cullen, president of Modis, an information technology company that commissioned the study. ‘It's now chic to be geek.’” The Denver Post: Geek Pride Day Survey: 68% Would Date a Geek “May 25th is the day geeks have claimed as our own, whether you call it Geek Pride Day, Towel Day or The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May. And a recent Geek Pride Day Survey from Modis IT Staffing shows we’re letting our geek flags fly higher than ever before.” ReadWrite.com: Geek Pride Day Is May 25: Here's How To Celebrate “For three years running, IT recruitment agency Modis has conducted an annual Geek Pride survey in honor of the holiday. More than 1,000 American adults shared their thoughts about all things geek.” Business News Daily: Winning the IT Talent War “The war for IT talent is raging… If you're a small- or medium-sized business looking for talent, a standard, online job posting just won't cut it in a jobseekers' market.” ABC News: Celebrate Geek Pride Day, May 25 “May the 25th is worldwide Geek Pride Day! In honor of the occasion, global IT staffing and recruiting service Modis has conducted a survey in geek pride, finding that it's no longer necessary for Americans today to ‘sneak their geek.’” CIOInsight.com: Americans Proud of Their ‘Inner Geek’ “Modis, an IT staffing company, has produced a new survey which reveals that nearly all Americans confess to having at least a little bit of geek inside of them… Beyond that, your tech workers may be happy to find out that they're not only considered ‘cool,’ but quite dateable… ‘our survey shows that it’s definitely a good time to be a geek.’” Cosmopolitan: Truth: A Geeky Guy is a Damn Good Catch “While geeks, nerds, and the like have had a hard go of it over the years… those who speak Klingon as their second language definitely make the best romantic partners. According to a survey by Modis IT Staffing, 68 percent of Americans would date a geek. Over 75 percent of people say that geeks are hardworking, 67 percent say geeks are loyal, and 58 percent say they are confident. An added plus? The survey found that 70 percent of those who self-identify as geeks are employed, versus 54 percent of non-geeks.” Esquire: Are we all nerds now? “We're all geeks now, but we also understand that geekdom isn't about the specific aspects of culture one obsesses over anymore — be it comics or sci-fi or whatever the jocks consider uncool… A just-released study of more than a thousand adults by Modis, a national IT staffing company, confirmed that people are proud of passions that would have formerly been considered embarrassing, including 87 percent saying they don't ‘sneak their geek’…” ComputerWorld.com: Beach Reads for Techies 2013 CIO.com: 7 Healthcare IT Roles That Are Transforming Tech Careers CIO.com: 8 Tips for Retaining Top IT Talent InfoWorld.com: With revenue at stake, companies seek business-savvy tech workers CFOWorld.com: IT gets its groove back NetworkWorld.com: So you want to be a data scientist? NetworkWorld.com: Hot IT titles: Hybrids in high demand BaselineMag.com: Ten Best Cities for Finding a Tech Job WSJ.com: How to Watch March Madness at Work CIO.com: Top 8 Cloud-Related Skills Employers Are Demanding NetworkWorld.com: 10 trends shaping IT hiring in 2013 CompTIA Blog: The Fastest-Growing IT Markets Aren’t Where You Think DataInformed - features Modis VP Laura Kelley: Big Data Analytics Job Postings Getting More Specialized Staffing Industry Analytics (SIA): Modis Lists Hot US Cities For IT Jobs Twin Cities Business Journal: Minneapolis named a top city for cloud-computing jobs Triangle Business Journal: Charlotte, Raleigh in Top 10 when it comes to finding IT Jobs BenefitsPro.com: IT Job Growth Expands Beyond Traditional Locations BoulderiJournal.com: Denver a 'Hot' Marketing for IT Jobs CIO.com: 11 Best Cities to Find an IT Job NetworkWorld.com: CIO succession: Promote from within vs. hire an outsider NetworkWorld.com: Tech pros getting MBAs: Necessary or not? CIO.com: 8 Best Cities to Find Cloud Computing Jobs Dice Blog Network: 10 Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Tech Interview ComputerWorld.com: 10 hot IT skills for 2013 CIO Insight: Business Intelligence Slideshow: Top Five Cities for Big Data IT Specialists Baseline: Data Scientists in Demand as Big Data Grows DataInformed: In a Good IT Job Market, Strong Demand for Analytics Skills Cited in Five Cities eWeek: San Francisco, Boston Among Top Cities for Big Data Jobs NetworkWorld.com: Top 5 cities for big data jobs NetworkWorld.com: 6 hottest IT certifications WSJ.com: War for Tech Talent Heats Up ComputerWorld.com: How to manage IT contractors Reuters: They’re Here. They’re Geeks. Get Used to it. USA Today: How Will You Celebrate Geek Pride Day? CNET: Friday Poll: How Are You Celebrating Geek Pride Day? ComputerWorld.com: Jack Cullen: Stop searching for that elusive 'purple squirrel' Information Week.com: 9 Tips: Make Your IT Resume Stand Out Xconomy.com: San Diego Tech Roundup: Flud, Verve, and a “Swiss Cheese” Job Market Mashable.com: Will Streaming March Madness Games Kill Your Office Network? USATODAY.com: March Madness in the office: Work comes in second Becker's Hospital Review: 5 Go-To Strategies for Hiring Health IT Workers During a Shortage Life Inc.: Your IT department is ruining your March Madness fun Baselinemag.com: The Best Places to Find a Job Jacksonville.com: Who's hiring? Information technology in Jacksonville Dice Blog Network: SQL Server Database Admins: Interview Questions Florida Technology Journal Staff Report: Orlando, Jacksonville Top Cities for IT Jobs Denver Business Journal: Denver a top city for IT job-hunters Computer World: Up-and-coming tech jobs – and how to land one NetworkWorld.com: Mobility, cloud, analytics to reshape IT in 2012 NetworkWorld.com: IT pros staying put, expecting raises CSO Online: Study: IT's Future Lies with Cloud Computing, Security and Mobile ComputerWorld.com: 7 Key Skills New IT Grads Are Lacking BusinessFinanceMag.com: Disaster Preparedness and Data Recovery – How Ready Is Your Organization? NetworkWorld.com: 5 ways for IT pros to become indispensable CIO.com: How to Conduct a Job Search: What You Need to Know Today Processor.Com: Prep Your Skill Set For the Cloud Invasion NetworkWorld.com: Healthcare IT Gets Its Own Cert Environmental Leader: The Green Gap: Where's the Green In Your Data Center? Examiner.com: Bay Area Job Market is Heating Up InfoWorld.com: The 6 hottest new jobs in IT CIO.com: IT Pay Creeps Up After Two-Year Downward Spiral Staffing Industry Analysts: Houston Top City for IT Jobs Forbes: The Top 7 U.S. Cities To Find An IT Job Right Now Healthcare IT News: Healthcare IT talent war is on Information Week: Mobility, ROI Driving IT Hiring At SMBs Xconomy: IT Employment Staging a Comeback In San Diego, Silicon Valley Computer World: Top tech firms join push to hire vets Forbes: Securing Corporate Data in an Increasingly Mobile World Processor: Improving Your Management Skills WalletPop: Job Hunting Tips for IT Positions From Modis President Jack Cullen E-Commerce Times: Staffing Up for IT’s New Normal TechNewsWorld: Jack Cullen takes a look at "Stirrings of Life in a Bleak IT Employment Desert" Show More Articles > Press Releases August 28, 2013 Modis sponsors tournament benefiting United Way For the sixth consecutive year Modis is sponsoring the U.S. Bank / TOS Driving to Donate Tournament. June 12, 2013 Modis Opens New Office in Greensboro, North Carolina Modis opened its first branch in Greensboro, North Carolina, to serve local job seekers and businesses looking for IT talent in the area. May 22, 2013 Americans Don’t “Sneak Their Geek” According To Modis 2013 Geek Pride Day Survey - Many Americans Want Wearable Technology March 13, 2013 Modis Survey Finds One-Third of IT Departments Will Take Action Against Streaming March Madness in Office January 22, 2013 Modis Announces Hot Cities For IT Jobs in 2013 Surveys America Weighs in on the Current State of Tech Wearable Technology in the Workplace Survey Modis CEO 2014 Survey Millennial IT Professionals Survey - December 2013 Scariest Disasters Technology Survey - October 2013 Geek Pride Day Survey - 2013 Results March Madness Survey 2013 - Nation's IT Professionals prepare for March Madness, other streaming content Geek Pride Day Survey - 2012 Results NCAA Tournament Survey - The technology side of a national sporting craze Press Contact Vannessa Almeida Senior Manager, Public Relations 212.843.1965 email@example.com Modis is one of the largest providers of information technology staffing services and solutions. 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