South Mountain Economics has just published a short ‘Career Brief’ by Judy Scherer entitled “Non-Tech Jobs and the App Economy.” The brief starts:
Who says you have to be a techie to get a job in the App Economy?
When South Mountain Economics LLC analyzed the pattern of online want ads as part of the recent study we did for Technet, we found that app developers seemed to be hiring for tech and non-tech positions roughly equally. This conclusion was borne out by our conversations with Alex Moazed, founder and CEO of Applico, a highly-successful and rapidly-growing app development firm based in New York City.
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For a different perspective, see the recent story from the Associated Press entitled “Recovery bypasses Silicon Valley non-tech workers.”