With the unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 percent since April, job seekers are spending months, if not years, looking for work.
But according to a new report by the financial services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, high-tech jobs are growing nearly four times faster than the national average. The report also shows that venture capital is driving the job boom, with high-tech accounting for 50 percent of total venture capital funding over the past year.
Companies say it's difficult to find and recruit talent, because there is a dearth of qualified engineers. So what is the answer to the high-tech job glut, and can the industry sustain it?
- Jeanne O'Keefe, senior vice president of Mathworks, a Natick, Mass. company with 250 job openings
- Mo Koyfman, principal at Spark Capital
This segment aired on October 3, 2011.