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Job fairs, internships and 30-second dance parties: How firms like Lockheed Martin and OneWeb recruit high-tech talent

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal

Central Florida’s technology industry is forever looking for a few good men and women with very special, high-tech skills.

In fact, three of Central Florida’s busiest technology companies — defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), satellite maker OneWeb LLC and 3-D imaging smart-sensor developer Photon-X Inc. — are looking for 1,100 workers to fill several high-wage positions. These positions typically pay an average annual salary of $78,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But it’s not an easy task for those companies’ recruiters, who tend to have a hard time finding that talent locally and often must travel around the country to meet with college students to pitch their respective firms to those soon-to-be graduates.

OBJ caught up with those companies’ executives during the Florida High Tech Corridor Council Tech Talent Forum on March 27-28 to get their Central Florida hiring plans plus their insights on attracting top talent. Here’s what they had to say…

Read more:  https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/04/03/job-fairs-internships-and-30-second-dance-parties.html


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We would be happy to put you in contact with industry experts who can speak to a variety of technology topics in their area of expertise. For a preview of the leaders who can share their experience in growing tech-based businesses in the Corridor, explore the videos of our Faces of Technology.