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…