Workforce Solutions Capital Area says the demand for technology jobs goes beyond Tesla.

“Austin Metro was number four in the country for the largest increase in tech postings from February to March,” says Jessica Garay, data and career awareness project coordinator for Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

Those statistics according to the Computing Technology Industry Association and reported by KXAN’s media partners at the Austin Business Journal.

The group also cites a recent projection from JobsEQ, a software tool, that indicates Austin will see a shortage of 8,800 skilled workers over the next decade for the tech sector’s most in-demand jobs, including software developers, network administrators and information security analysts.

“In other words, these jobs are projected to grow but since there are not enough residents earning these certifications to meet the current demand, there is a shortage of talent,” Garay says.

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