January 31st, 2022
"There's a lot of demand for qualified information technology and cybersecurity professionals in the state, but there are not enough workers.
A new study from SMS Hawaiʻi found the demand far outweighs the pool of workers. In 2020, there were nearly 13,000 job openings in the local tech sector — in IT, cybersecurity, networking, etc. — but only 3,800 people were hired.
The study surveyed employers from across the state, as well as reviewed data provided by the state and University of Hawaiʻi" - Hawai'i Public Radio
Read the full article at Hawai'i Public Radio
Read the Hawai'i IT Workforce Needs Analysis Executive Summary by SMS Hawai'i
Learn more about Hawai'i's IT Workforce Development Needs at Hawai'i Executive Collaborative
Have you been contacted for an SMS telephone or online survey and wonder if it’s legitimate? You should know that SMS Hawai'i is a respected socioeconomic research company. We conduct surveys for the State of Hawai'i, local government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
SMS surveys use the number (808) 537-3356 for outbound calling and (877) 535-5767 for callbacks. We are not telemarketers, and we will never try to sell you anything.
Our surveys are a chance to share your views on important issues in your community. We only want one thing: your opinion.
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