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Tech in the City – Victoria’s bright future

Tech in the City – Victoria’s bright future

VIATEC Technology Sector Employment COVID-19

The tech sector is one of Victoria’s largest employers and continues to generate jobs at levels that match pre-pandemic recruitment. VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) is currently posting an average of 120 jobs, a number that hasn’t changed much in a year.“

The tech sector is one of Victoria’s largest employers and continues to generate jobs at levels that match pre-pandemic recruitment. VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) is currently posting an average of 120 jobs, a number that hasn’t changed much in a year.“

December unemployment numbers [in Victoria] were 5.8 per cent — most cities would love to have that during a regular economy, let alone during a pandemic,” says VIATEC CEO Dan Gunn. “I think tech has a hand in that.“

One of the advantages of our tech sector is they’re very globally focused. They get very little of the revenue from their own backyard. That gives them global opportunities to try and pursue, and there’s resilience in that.”

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Media Contact : Dan Gunn, dgunn@viatec.ca

Source : Author: Carla Sorrell, Douglas Magazine. https://www.douglasmagazine.com/tech-in-the-city-victorias-bright-future/

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