San Diego Tech Roundup: Flud, Verve, and a “Swiss Cheese” Job Market

3/26/12Follow @bvbigelow

Here’s the important technology news from the past week:

—The latest jobless numbers for San Diego County remain unchanged—at 9.3 percent—from January to February, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. While unemployment in San Diego has declined from 10.2 percent a year ago, job creation is still anemic and the job market continues to look like Swiss cheese to both employers and job seekers. That’s because San Diego still has big gaps in certain technical fields, such as software development, according to Randy Franks, who is local managing director for the human resources firm Modis. He says, “We’re at a point where there’s over-demand and under-supply” for jobs with such titles as Web developer, desktop technician, network administrator, and network architect. County job data can be downloaded here; state data is here.

—The American Chemical Society (ACS) is unveiling an initiative for entrepreneurs tomorrow in San Diego. ACS leaders will outline their plans, which include twice-a-year entrepreneurial scholarship awards and an entrepreneurial resource center, at a news conference set for 9:15 am PST during its 243rd National Meeting & Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center. You can watch the ACS webcast of its news conference here. The ACS panel includes Rosibel Ochoa, Executive Director of UC San Diego’s William von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

—Larry Smarr, evangelist for a fast-emerging sector called “quantified health,” is taking the … Next Page »

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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