San Antonio Creates ‘One-Of-A-Kind Position’ To Help Fill Tech Talent Gap

The chief talent and recruitment officer will ease the cost burden of tech recruiting for firms, and will gather data about what kinds of workers local companies need.

By Paul FlahiveDecember 14, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

The technology industry is one of the most in-demand fields in the U.S., and one of the most in-demand jobs in that industry is a software developer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of software developers will have to grow 31 percent by 2026 to keep up with demand.

“You could probably put that advertisement up and leave it out there for a year and not find one qualified candidate,” says Bryan Rider, vice president of business development at Tri-Starr Group, a staffing company.

But it isn’t just software developers that are in demand, it’s all tech-related workers — and San Antonio and Bexar County aim to change that. Last year, the city and county budgeted $300,000 for a one-of-a-kind position to address the gap: chief talent and recruitment officer, or CTRO.

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