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Lehigh Valley Live: You can now major in social media at this Pa. college

“Social media is intricately woven into our economic, civic and social lives, and those who don’t become adept at producing and analyzing it are increasingly at risk,”…When a psych major picks up a data analysis and statistics skill set the starting salary can jump to $68,788, Kutztown University said, citing Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >> The top data skills you need to get hired

Data skills are so in-demand, they’re becoming increasingly useful in a number of fields—not just technology and finance… This is an obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning, given that proficiency in Excel is one of the key skills to landing a good-paying job, according to a recent labor-market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies.  Read more >> 

Chicago Tribune: How does Illinois’ richest man get top tech talent to Citadel? Competitions.

As the battle for recruiting the world’s top tech talent gets tougher, companies are increasingly turning to elaborate contests, data-driven headhunting agencies and other creative strategies to find potential fits…  By 2020, the number of positions for U.S. data and analytics talent will increase by 364,000 openings to 2.72 million openings, according to a 2017 report released by IBM, Burning Glass Technologies and the Business-Higher Education Forum.  Read more >>

Providence Journal: We need pipeline of skilled workers

The New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education and Employability, will convene employers and higher education leaders, as well as policy leaders, to ramp up efforts aimed at bolstering the region’s workforce future… At the June 28 commission meeting, a session called “Creating a Digital Skills Taxonomy + Framework” will feature Burning Glass Technologies CEO Matt Sigelman’s insights in a talk titled “Skills, Not Jobs.” Read more >> 

Access AI: Time to retrain? Demand for data scientists will increase 28% by 2020 says IBM

IBM has formed a research partnership with the goal of closing the data science and analytics skills gap. Partnering with Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and Burning Glass Technologies, the tech giant has produced a report called The Quant Crunch: How The Demand For Data Science Skills Is Disrupting The Job Market. Read more >>