Hot off the press! The latest set of news reports to turbocharge your career change or job search…
Positive corporate news is a clue of future hiring. Companies can’t grow significantly without hiring people. And often, the news breaks BEFORE a job posting. So jump on these news reports, activate your network, and get your resume in front of a hiring manager BEFORE a job opening is advertised.
Where are the Bay Area Tech Workers Going?
Bloomberg reports that Austin is the top beneficiary of tech-related migration in the past year. By analyzing LinkedIn profiles, Austin increased 217 tech workers per 10,000 existing Austin techies from May 2020 – April 2021. Nashville, TN, and Charlotte, NC also saw strong increases. Conversely, the SF Bay Area, Boston, and Chicago were the top losers.
Eldercare Startup Growth:
Crunchbase – So far in 2021, venture capitalists have invested over $500Million into eldercare and home healthcare startups. With aging boomers, this industry sector is a growth opportunity. See the Crunchbase article for companies that received funding.
Where are Top VCs putting their early-stage investments?
Pitchbook – OK, this is BIG news. Early-stage investments are at FIVE years high, totaling $5.5B globally. And the amount of money invested in each company is increasing. The industry sectors receiving the most money are Biotech, Fintech, Decentralized Finance, Health/Wellness Tech, and E-Commerce. Check out the link for more details.
156 USA Companies scored $30M+ in funding since May 1st (No Joke!):
VC funding over the last 4 weeks totaled $15 BILLION! That is an average of $3.75 billion per week. The companies are across the USA in a variety of industries. I recommend looking at private companies with good funding for career opportunities. These companies (assuming good management) can be more stable than public companies, where short-term stock market changes can derail growth or product plans. If you are in a job search and want a copy of the list, send me a note.
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Founder & Career Coach: KickStart Career
Former Corporate Recruiter