TechHire is recoding the American economy by helping employers find outstanding tech talent, and overlooked job seekers get the training and connections they need to start successful technical careers.
TechHire helps diverse job seekers learn in-demand tech skills and start great careers.
More open jobs than any other sector of the job market.
Tech jobs pay over 180% above the median wage.
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I used to earn $10 an hour as a truck driver. After taking a free 22-week intensive training course, I now work full-time at Foursquare, earning four times that.
I couldn't break out of low-paying customer service roles. So I took a year-long, tuition-free training program for women and now work as a web developer earning double my previous salary.
After losing my job, and my home, a TechHire training program helped me retrain so I could transition into the tech industry. Now I have a successful IT career at the University of Kansas Hospital earning $36.50 per hour.
TechHire helps employers find and keep outstanding, but often overlooked, technology talent.
Average time to fill a STEM role in 2015.
Average daily amount an organization loses for each job vacancy.
Average annual IT staff turnover rate.
TechHire helps places big and small create more jobs and stronger economies by training the next generation of technology workers.
Because of TechHireRI and other initiatives that develop the skills people need to compete, businesses like GE Digital are taking a fresh look at our state.
By preparing our students and retraining our labor force for lucrative high-tech jobs, we can create a more diverse new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and build a sustainable and prosperous future for our state.
TechHire, an initiative powered by Opportunity@Work in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, is a nationwide, community-based movement that helps underrepresented and overlooked job seekers start technology careers. TechHire works with community partners and education providers that teach in-demand skills to people who want to take part in the modern economy—from overlooked youth, to veterans, to the long-term unemployed. Then, TechHire helps them find jobs by connecting them to a network of employers looking for tech talent.
TechHire was launched out of the White House in 2015 in 21 pilot communities. Since then, TechHire grew to a network of 237 training partners and 1300 employers, in 72 communities across the country, to help 4000+ people find jobs.
And we're just getting started.— big cities and small towns — have joined the initiative, bringing the total to 70+ across the US, with even more on the way. Together we can connect 100,000 people to tech jobs by 2020.
Whether you're a job seeker, an employer, or a community member, you can help us recode the American economy. Together we can fill 100,000 tech jobs by 2020.
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