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

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Organizational Skills
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Troubleshooting

Software and Programming Skills

  1. JAVA
  2. SQL
  3. JavaScript
  4. Microsoft Windows
  5. Microsoft Office

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Systems Analyst
  3. Database Administrator
  4. Computer Systems Engineer / Architect
  5. Business Intelligence Analyst

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Computer Systems Analysts
  2. Information Security Analysts
  3. Computer User Support Specialists
  4. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Newark TechHire effort a success:

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Prudential Financial
Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation
Newark Venture Partners
Essex County College
Flatiron School
Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration
My Brother's Keeper Newark
Newark Community Economic Development Corporation
Newark Alliance