With the growing economy, workforce continues to be the primary challenge for the technology industry. According to Job Service North Dakota, the state has seen an increase of nearly 30 percent in technology occupations over the past decade and is projecting a 20 percent increase for the next decade. Between 2014 and 2024, it is estimated more than 2,250 new and replacement technology positions will be needed in North Dakota.
Growth in the industry will create the need for nearly 1,340 employees to fill new positions, and the remaining positions will be replacements. With the state technology industry currently employing 6,680 North Dakotans, this projected growth means replacement and new positions will equal a third of the state’s current technology workforce. The average annual wage for technology positions in North Dakota is $59,954, which is 18% higher than the state average.
Impact on North Dakota’s economy
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