Starting pay of $105,000 for software engineers right out of college. Company stock to the tune of 80 grand. Got a good night’s sleep? There’s a cash bonus for that, too. Oh, you want to work from home? Absolutely. Anything else?
Welcome to a job candidate’s market in the region’s technology industry. Long a high-flier compared to other industries, the tech sector has hiring practices that have gone into overdrive since the pandemic started.
Faced with a run of resignations and early retirements, employers are hiring at a blistering pace. Candidates fresh from school or with little experience are in the unusual position of dictating terms in negotiations, seeing the balance of power swing sharply in their favor.