Small Businesses Boost White Collar Hiring
SAN LEANDRO, California, September 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Regional technology hubs outperform Silicon Valley/Bay Area
- Technology, construction and life sciences show biggest growth in net hiring - Women in Boston and Silicon Valley have smallest salary gap compared to national average of 23%
The August issue of TriNet SMBeat
, a monthly analysis of small business
employment and human capital economic indicators, shows a month-over-month net job growth
in white-collar sectors, particularly technology. On the gender side, the report shows a
closing of the female/male worker salary gap in some regions and job functions.
Key findings include:
- Technology hubs of Boston, New York and Atlanta achieved greater than 2% job creation, outpacing Silicon Valley at 1.12%. Key regional technology hubs have been outperforming Silicon Valley in net job growth since March 2013. - Start up and technology firms are gravitating to regions outside Silicon Valley as a result of favorable changes in regulation, influx of VC funding and healthy ecosystems that foster tech growth such as a strong source of qualified professionals. - Women are closing the female/male worker salary gap in some regions and job functions. - Women tech-workers in Silicon Valley/Bay Area and Boston have lowest salary gap compared to their male counterparts. The gap is 18.5%, compared to a national average of 23%. - Women in executive positions in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area perform the best in female/male salary comparisons with a gap of just 3%. - Women in software engineering positions in New York Area perform the best in female/male salary comparisons with a 9.1% gap - The TriNet population, comprising over 200,000 employees of small businesses, saw positive growth across all industry verticals. The biggest growth in net hiring came from the technology (1.49%), construction (1.48%) and life sciences (1.01%) sectors.
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1) Compared to the overall TriNet tech sector work-site employee base 2) The TriNet SMBeat has adjusted the monthly reporting cycle to end on the 12th of the month, to mirror the methodology of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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