This is not good news for California's high tech industry. California is losing the most successful and productive people in the State. Texas grew 85,000 professional jobs and California lost 109,000 over the alst five years.
"Twenty-six states have more jobs today than they did five years ago in the broad sector encompassing such diverse occupations as accounting, advertising, business consulting, computer programming and the law.
The state of California has 109,600 fewer professional services jobs today than it did five years ago, according to an On Numbers analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data."
Details at Sac Business Journal.
We could lose even more professionals, according to Brad Smith Microsoft's General Council, as of May, Microsoft had 4,551 job openings--including 2,629 computer science positions--but it's taking the company up to 65 days on average to find qualified workers for open spots.
Washington gained 19,100 professional jobs over the last five years. They were in forth place behind Texas, New York, and Virginia. So, if you have technical skills and are looking for a job, give Microsoft a call.