Tech Industry In Charlotte Is Taking Off
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--While the overall unemployment numbers remain high, the tech industry rate is at zero.
Packard Place's Dan Roselli gave us a tour of what soon will be the epicenter of a 12-week program called Rev-Tech Labs at Packard Place in Uptown Charlotte. "You want people to be able to start companies to be successful. As they grow, they will need to add employees and that's where the job growth will come from," he said.
The collaborative office environment is mean to give local technology companies like Ben Harrison's Deal Cloud, a place to thrive, "We see this as a big place to recruit and also build a big company," he said.
Rev Tech Labs is exactly what Tech Recruiter John Fread said he needs. Fread says he is struggling to fill thousands of job vacancies for everything from software developers to programmers. The growth in technology at local companies is happening so quickly, he's had to recruit from outside Charlotte and can't hire fast enough. Fread said, "Finding good tech talent in Charlotte has always been hard and it's getting more and more hard."
Recruiters say the work of Rev Tech Labs could provide even more employment opportunities
Rev Tech Labs is accepting applications until Friday.
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