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This research was presented at the inaugural Tech Talent Pipeline advisory board meeting on February 12.
Over the course of three months, we analyzed aggregate LinkedIn data from more than 3 million LinkedIn members in the New York City region and 150,000 NYC-based businesses to provide the Tech Talent Pipeline with insights on the current state of the city’s tech industry. This research is now informing the Tech Talent Pipeline team’s decisions on how to deploy $10 million in funding to help NYC schools, government, nonprofits, and companies better prepare New Yorkers for in-demand tech jobs and fuel the continuing growth of NYC tech businesses.
The numbers show that there are real opportunities to train New York City’s diverse workforce for tech jobs at companies in many industries and at all stages of growth. And with this data and workforce training funding, the Tech Talent Pipeline can now begin to train New Yorkers in a targeted and efficient way for jobs in the city. These needs will continue to evolve, so we’re committed to regularly updating the data. The more insight we have, the easier it will be for New York City workers and employers to use this knowledge to bridge the gap in technology skills and hiring. In the coming months and years, we’re hoping to provide similar research and insights to other cities in pursuit of our vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.