It’s a good time to be a tech worker in Columbus. Those in the field now have their pick of the gig, they enjoy complete job security, and, if unsatisfied, they’ll likely receive about 30 new job offers within the week.
It’s a competitive industry, with tech companies finding a shortage of talent and an increasing need for it. Everything is tech now, not just IT departments. Marketing, HR, everyone within the supply chain — they all need tech workers. But, with an IT unemployment rate that’s half of the general unemployment rate (2.2 percent), and with technology changing faster than today’s grad students can keep up with, companies are resorting to some unusual tactics to take on more talent.