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Phoenix industry spotlight: Tech hiring going strong

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Phoenix’s tech industry is experiencing strong job growth. Local employers posted 246 new jobs over the past week and 1,598 in the last month, ranking second among local industries, according to ZipRecruiter, a leading online employment marketplace.

The tech industry also came in third in terms of local employers adding new jobs. In the past month, 337 companies listed open jobs for Phoenix-based workers in that area.

Top companies hiring locally in information technology include Sysmind LLC, GTN Technical Staffing and ABCS, Inc. According to a recent job opening posted by GTN Technical Staffing, “GTN provides scalable technical staffing solutions encompassing SOW, staff augmentation and direct hire placement for Fortune 2000 companies, with niche service offerings in cyber security, digital, payroll management and professional services.”

Jobs posted by Sysmind LLC in the past month in Phoenix included software engineers, managers and data scientists, while GTN

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Tech support staffers star in NFL offseason

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Like a principal walking through a hushed hallway on the first day of school, Cheryl Nygaard felt the emotional surge of relief and pride last week as the Minnesota Vikings director of information technology peeked in on the video conference sessions set up for this most unusual NFL offseason.

”We had all of the players and coaches set up in their virtual classrooms, and that whole process just went off without a hitch. That’s when it kind of just hit me,” Nygaard said, adding: ”They were able to continue working as if we were in the office.”

Thanks in no small part to the effort and ingenuity of these often overlooked technical support staffs, the process of player acquisition and development around this schedule-driven, structure-oriented league has pressed on this spring despite the closure of team facilities due to the virus spread. Quarterbacks normally have the market

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Tencent’s Absence Is a Drag for Lagging Asia Tech Stocks

(Bloomberg) — U.S. technology stocks are on their hottest winning streak of the year, yet those gains aren’t necessarily translating to the same boost for their peers in Asia.

The tech benchmark Nasdaq 100 Index, heavily skewed toward the so-called FAANG stocks — Facebook Inc., Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. — as well as top position Microsoft Corp., has now rallied for six straight days. It has rebounded 33% since a low in March as investors piled into technology and biotech shares seen as winners amid the social-distancing lockdowns of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read: Nasdaq’s Resilience Pushes Benchmark Dominance to 20-Year High

There’s no equivalent tech mainboard in Asia, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Information Technology Index the closest comparable. It’s up a comparatively weak 24% since mid-March, and the top stocks in the gauge, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics Co., have lagged

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