At the request of the University of Nebraska, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and AIM commissioned The MSR Group to survey Omaha-areabusinesses regarding workforce demand in the fields of information technology (IT) and engineering. The survey was designed to assess current and future workforce needs and to identify the skills and characteristics necessary for IT and engineering positions. The survey results suggest Omaha-area engineering and especially IT hiring will be robust over the next 2 years.
The companies that participated in the study reported hiring 973 engineering professionals and 2,021 IT professionals in the past 2 years in the Omaha-area. Approximately 49% of Omaha-area engineering hires required a graduate engineering degree at the time of hire. Approximately 55% of Omaha-area IT hires required a graduate IT degree at the time of hire.
Participant companies anticipate hiring in the Omaha-area 281 engineering professionals and 1,389 IT professionals in the next 2 years.Approximately 54% of projected Omaha-area engineering hires will require a graduate engineering degree at the time of hire. Approximately 73% of projected Omaha-area IT hires will require a graduate IT degree at the time of hire.
The full results of the study are available at http://aimforbrilliance.org/research-archive.