Dice COVID-19 Jobs Resource Center Launches Alongside Q1 Tech Job Report, Shows Early Impact of Coronavirus on Technology Hiring

NEW YORK, April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) announced today that Dice, its leading career hub for technology professionals, has released the Dice COVID-19 Jobs Resource Center to inform and enable technologists to manage their career, and to assist employers in understanding tech trends and recruiting tech talent during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Dice also released its Q1 Tech Job Report, which illustrates early expert insights on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the technology industry.

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Dice COVID-19 Jobs Resource Center

Dice is committed to helping technologists and tech employers across the U.S. manage their careers and hiring as the technology sector changes due the effects of the novel coronavirus. The Dice COVID-19 Jobs Resource Center[1] is a new tool for clients and candidates that includes upcoming virtual career fairs, data visualizations of job posting and job title trends, open remote jobs, roles by location, tech career and hiring resources, along with the latest industry insights and articles.

“We’re pleased to be able to share Dice’s COVID-19 Jobs Resource Center with the larger tech community. Dice’s deep knowledge and critical understanding of changing trends in technology careers puts us in a unique position to share proprietary data and timely content that allows us all to manage through the pandemic,” stated Art Zeile, CEO of DHI Group, Inc., parent company to Dice.

Dice Tech Job Report: Q1 2020 – The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Tech Hiring

To bring more transparency to COVID-19’s impact on technology, the content of the Q1 2020 Dice Tech Job Report[2] focuses on Q1 2020 job posting volume to demonstrate the outbreak’s early effects on the tech industry by location, role and skill, at both the macro and micro levels.

COVID-19’s impact on tech hubs in an ever-changing employer landscape
So far, the impact of COVID-19 is significantly less severe in technology than in other industries. First quarter tech job postings saw significant increases when compared to Q1 of 2019, with both established and emerging tech hubs growing due to the tech industry being more insulated from the effects of COVID-19 than other industries such as retail, food, hospitality and tourism. In early April 2020, job posting data appears to be softening, but not to a magnitude that is out of the trailing twelve-month average range, making regional and skill-based trends important to understanding the emerging environment.

In the first quarter, the impact of the coronavirus on tech hiring was relatively small. Only four of the top tech hubs (Boston, MA: -6%; Columbus, OH: -5%; Atlanta, GA: -4%; New York, NY: -1%) saw a reduction in jobs posted in March 2020 compared to February 2020. The majority of tech hubs showed month-over-month increases from February – March 2020:

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