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Modis Announces Top Seven Cities to Find a Job in IT

Houston and East Coast Cities are Best Places for Work as War for Tech Talent Heats Up

Jacksonville, FL (May 13, 2011) –As the economy continues to improve, companies have started to reinvest in new projects and technologies in an effort to remain competitive. Consequently, these organizations are beginning to staff up, meaning the war for qualified talent in the IT sector is on the rise. Modis , a leading provider of information technology staffing, has identified a list of the top seven cities across the country to find IT jobs today, with Houston ranking as the best place to land an IT position.

Modis based the list of top cities on internal data, taking into account factors such as the number of job openings over the past quarter, growing industries in the area and the intensity of the war for talent in these regions.

Houston claimed the top spot to find an IT job in large part due to its position as a key hub for numerous global organizations – many of which are now rebounding from the recession and benefitting from increased IT budgets. While Houston is known as the “Energy Capital of the World,” the city is home to many large companies in the financial services, technology and healthcare sectors who have chosen Houston as an operations center due to its lower than average cost of living and access to a strong IT labor force. Demand is high for a variety of IT jobs – from systems administrators to business analysts to mobile application developers.

A number of east coast cities also took top spots on the list – including Washington, D.C., which came in second, and boasts a 6 percent unemployment rate, well below the national average. Not surprisingly, most of the employment demand in the nation’s capital is being driven by the U.S. government, as it provides a variety of economic incentives for companies to start up or to relocate in the market. In addition to the government, other sectors seeking IT talent in Washington, D.C. include biotech, associations, telecom, financial services, technology, IT startups/dot-coms, construction and hospitality.

The full list of Top Cities to Find a Job in IT are:

  1. Houston
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Columbus, OH
  4. Detroit
  5. Philadelphia
  6. Edison, NJ
  7. Boston

“As companies gain confidence in the economy, they are looking to invest in new projects that require skilled IT talent,” said Jack Cullen, president of Modis. “The cities we’ve identified on this list have a number of different characteristics that make them among the best places to find an IT job today, and IT professionals who are looking to get ahead in their careers have tremendous potential in these markets.”

About Modis

Modis is a global provider of information technology staffing services and the second largest in North America. As the most dynamic IT recruitment specialists in the world, Modis connects leading companies in virtually every industry with top IT professionals for both temporary and permanent assignments. With keen industry insight, tenacity and unmatched depth of expertise, Modis understands the world of IT and the people who practice it. It is this understanding that empowers Modis to help both clients and candidates make exceptional connections in today’s complex world of technology. As of January 2011, Modis has joined forces with Ajilon Consulting to create a true powerhouse in the field of IT staffing, offering the most expansive talent base, branch network and global reach available in today’s workforce. For additional information, please visit .

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