"We continue to hire and are always looking for qualified people," James Beer, the CFO of software giant Symantec (SYMC - Get Report)," told TheStreet. "We're not forecasting specific hiring targets, but as anyone can see on our website, we have a number of positions open and are indeed hiring, particularly in the area of engineering."
|Silicon Valley has hit the hiring trail.|
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, which reported record second-quarter revenue last week, has seen continued demand for its security and storage software.
Recent research has pointed to a slowdown in U.S. high-tech job losses, with software cited as the healthiest part of the market."The biggest demand in our workforce is software engineers," said Patrick Lo, CEO of San Jose-based wireless networking specialist Netgear (NTGR - Get Report). "I know that the nation is going through the pain of 9% unemployment, but in Silicon Valley, you just don't feel it." It's not just the Bay Area, though, that offers employment opportunities. Netgear, which recruits nationwide, also has thriving development centers in Chicago and Atlanta, according to Lo. Gordon Coburn, the CFO of Teaneck, N.J.-based IT consulting and services firm Cognizant (CTSH - Get Report) has also been chasing talent. "During the third quarter, we increased our headcount by 12,000 sequentially - we're up to 130,000 people
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