Given recent workforce fluctuations at tech companies, it would be easy to imagine that the overall employment picture is one of doom and gloom. However, according to Eurostat, in the EU, the employment rate of those aged 20-64 was 74.8% in the second quarter of 2022, which actually increased by 0.3% compared with the first quarter of the year.
So while we have heard a lot of rumblings about layoffs at the special platform giants Meta and Twitter, for example, the other thing to keep in mind is that European and UK labour laws require collective consultation in the case of any layoff exceeding 20 workers. This helps to protect workers’ rights, and gives breathing space to staff so that they can find other employment.
January is busy for recruitment
As some tech firms are undoubtedly shedding staff, others with a stronger footing are taking the chance to mop up the best talent, and January is traditionally a busy month for recruiters too. There are several reasons why: a new year brings new hiring budgets, career changes are a very common New Years’ resolution, spurring job searches, and those who finished year-long contracts are often on the job hunt once more.
The current environment––and time of year––represents a good opportunity to test the waters and see what is available as 2023 lands.
Additionally, there are several career paths and roles within the tech sector that are experiencing growth. Cybersecurity, for example, is on the rise with a market value that is expected to grow globally to $202 billion in 2023.
Demand for cybersecurity jobs has risen significantly over the past few years. More than one million cybersecurity jobs will be available next year, but less than 400,000 cybersecurity professionals will be trained by that time––if you have existing skills, you’ll be in demand.
Other sectors in demand include data science, cloud computing jobs, artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as virtual and augmented reality.
So, if you’re thinking about a new job for 2023, we’re looking at five companies below which are currently hiring. And, you can browse the Silicon Canals Job Board for thousands more opportunities too.
A global community working together to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable and secure, PayPal has around 30,900 employees globally, its services are available in more than 200 countries/regions and it supports 25 currencies. With such an international reach and remit, there are a host of jobs available at the company. Check out all open roles at PayPal now.
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 222 million paid memberships in over 190 countries. It says the thing it most values is working with talented people in highly creative and productive ways. Netflix’s core philosophy is people over process, and it aims to bring great people together as a “dream team”. The company has a range of opportunities on offer, including plenty of remote roles. Discover the latest vacancies at Netflix here.
Ecommerce giant Zalando is on a mission, evolving from a fashion retailer to an online platform. Through numerous different channels, it connects all the major players in the fashion industry. Over the past few years, the company has attracted more than 3,000 tech experts from all over the world and employs around 17,000 people. It nurtures an active culture of testing, trying out lots of things and taking risks. Discover all opportunities at Zalando.
Far more than a credit card provider, these days Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Its mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, its innovations and solutions allow individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses to realise their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, the company is hiring. View open jobs at Mastercard here.
Best known for producing and selling computer hardware and software, as well as cloud computing and data analytics, IBM also invented the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, and the UPC barcode. It is one of the oldest and largest tech companies in the world, with operations in over 171 countries and more than 280,000 staff. If you would like to join one of tech’s most venerable firms, then IBM is hiring for roles in Germany and Ireland. See all jobs at IBM.