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Tech leaders warn IT talent shortage could curb hiring plans

Kenneth Corbin | Nov. 15, 2013
Technology companies are looking to hire more employees over the next year, but worry that there will not be enough qualified IT jobs candidates to fill the vacancies.

Moore says that the regional tech councils that his group represents are a good way for individual firms to get involved in policy advocacy. Individually, those organizations lobby state governments. Federally, TECNA has partnered with CompTIA to set up TechVoice, an advocacy arm that lobbies on issues like tax credits for startup businesses and access to capital for SMBs, as well as immigration reform.

Moore calls that initiative "an important mechanism for regional tech councils and their member companies to effect change at the federal level," though he acknowledges that the tech sector needs to do more to advance its interests in Washington.

"The disconnect is a common issue in D.C. in that there is so much information and resources to consider and representatives come and go," Moore says. "We need to increasingly make our presence known."


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