What We Do
Newark, NJ in partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Newark Workforce Investment Board will expand their Art(of)Code workforce training program to train young adults ages 17-29 as well as individuals with a criminal record in web development while providing them opportunities for employment upon completion. Art(of)Code, an organization that provides underserved populations with scholarships and tech training, will lead the effort. The city will aim to train 100 people over the course of the year – 75% will be young adults, 40% of whom will be individuals with criminal records – for in-demand IT jobs and plans to place 80% of those with employers. Employers committed to participating include: Audible, Prudential, Panasonic, and others.
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For more information about TechHire Newark, contact Isaiah Little.
IT Labor Market Landscape
Below is a snapshot of the Newark labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)
Open IT Occupations
Concentrated Demand for IT
- 100% Newark
- 76.9230769231% Nationwide
- Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Problem Solving
Software and Programming Skills
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Office
Top 5 Occupations
- Software Developer / Engineer
- Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Computer Systems Engineer / Architect
- Business Intelligence Analyst
Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Information Security Analysts
- Computer User Support Specialists
- Computer and Information Research Scientists
- Computer and Information Systems Managers
The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Newark TechHire effort a success: