How the tech industry offers huge opportunities for the unemployed

Many people are facing redundancy as a result of the economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but there are plenty of opportunities awaiting them in the tech sector.

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As businesses struggle with decreasing customer interest and dwindling finances as a result of the current economic crisis, many have resorted to laying off their staff.

In the UK, companies have slashed over 100,000 jobs due to economic challenges of the pandemic. And now that the furlough scheme has come to an end, it’s likely that more job cuts will be made over the next few months.

But despite all of this economic uncertainty, the rise of remote working has resulted in huge growth in the technology sector. Consequently, there’s increasing demand for technical talent, and this presents a unique opportunity for people who have been made redundant in other industries to re-skill in tech.

“While Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the UK employment market, the tech job market has remained robust and offers unique opportunities to individuals looking to upskill, retrain or even start a new career in the sector,” says Dominic Harvey, director at UK tech job board CWJobs.

“Although many people in the UK have been forced to consider a career change over the last six months, due to being furloughed, made redundant or using the downtime to re-evaluate their future job prospects, it is clear the need for tech skills is now greater than ever.”

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