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By Andrew Moran     Jan 21, 2013 in Technology
Monmouth Junction - With the unemployment for the Information Technology sector falling below four percent and a huge pool of talent waiting to be tapped; it still remains a growing field in the United States and around the world.
Information Technology professionals can rejoice. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in Nov. 2011 that the unemployment rate for the field is far below the general national unemployment rate and close to two-thirds of hiring managers and recruiters are expecting fill their positions over the next couple of years.
What may surprise some analysts; IT professionals are not being hired in Silicon Valley. Instead, companies are seeking to hire the phalanx of IT individuals in the east and Midwest. An early 2011 report from found that the most common jobs available in the sector are network engineers, network and computer systems administrator, database administrators, computer security specialists and system administrators.
As with any other line of work, potential employees seek companies that are well-known successes and provide their workers advancement opportunities. Indeed, it could be rather difficult to find a list of these companies, but there are plenty of options out there.
For instance, Orion Systems Integrators, a Monmouth Junction, New Jersey-based company, is generating a tremendous amount of buzz in the industry. It creates, incorporates, manages and installs the IT needs for organizations in various fields, such as media, finance, retail and government.
In the summer of 2011, it was named one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies for the second year in a row by Inc. 5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
It has also been given other distinctions and honors, such as one of New Jersey’s 2011 50 fastest growing companies and Everything Channel as a part of CRN's 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in the continent.
“It seems that time is moving faster than ever and the advancements in technology are progressing with lightning speed," said Sunil Mehta, founder, president and CEO of Orion, in a press release. "To effectively satisfy our current and future customer's IT needs we must respond in a truly innovative manner by providing mobility, speed and well integrated solutions."
Since 1993, Orion has worked with numerous world-renowned global companies, including 1-800 Flowers, AT&T,Coca Cola, Dell, IBM, Merrill Lynch and other companies involved in various sectors. It has provided companies like these many services, like mobility, cloud, telecommunications, applications development and SharePoint.
What could be one of its biggest successes in its 20-year history, Microsoft recently announced that Orion has become a member of the prestigious Windows Azure Circle Partner Program, an initiative that gives Orion special access to Microsoft’s technology. Orion was provided with this privilege due to its dedication to cloud computing.
“Orion is extremely excited to be selected as an Azure Circle Partner,” stated Mehta in a media release. “Our teams are focused and committed to developing more applications that ensure seamless adoption to the Windows Azure platform. We are proud to be able to extend the benefits of the cloud to our customers like faster time to market and a reduction in TCO.”
With $45 million in annual revenues (2011), three-year growth of 32 percent and 296 employees, an organization such as Orion could be the place to be for longtime IT professionals or for those who have recently entered the IT job market.
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