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Randstad Technologies, CIO Executive Council host women IT leaders at Dallas networking night

Talent and solutions provider also releases data on women in IT for Dallas region

DALLAS, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad Technologies, a leading technology talent and solutions provider in Dallas and across the U.S., and the CIO Executive Council are hosting a networking event next Wednesday, Oct. 26, for women technology leaders, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Hotel ZaZa Art House. The event is part of a series of Randstad initiatives aimed at supporting women in the information technology (IT) field.

The latest national figures from the Census Bureau show that women's representation in the IT workforce is shrinking – from 31 percent in 1990 down to 25 percent in 2014. Research from WANTED Analytics reinforces this trend, particularly in Dallas. There are over 10,000 current IT job openings posted by Dallas employers, who offer a median salary of $105,850 for IT professionals, making a career in IT a good target for women. Yet of the 156,000 IT professionals in the Dallas market, only about one quarter are women.

"Attracting more women to IT is important to our clients," said Kathy Van Pelt, Randstad Technologies vice president of strategic marketing. "We want to not only encourage more women to explore careers in IT, but also let them know that an IT job does not just mean coding - there's a great variety of IT roles available."   

Randstad Technologies recently released a study focused on a segment of the IT workforce, Randstad Technologies' Cybersecurity Workforce Report - 12 Markets with High Demand for Top Talent. The report reveals 12 key markets nationwide – including Dallas – with strong demand for top-tier, enterprise-level cybersecurity talent.

The Randstad Technologies-CIO Executive Council event is for women in IT leadership positions. Please register here if you would like to attend.

Here are the event details:

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hotel ZaZa Art House
2332 Leonard Street
Dallas, TX

About Randstad Technologies
Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the globe with the expert technology talent and solutions that drive their success since 1984. Our deep industry expertise and full-service capabilities—Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing—enable organizations to be agile, productive and ahead in the field with our wide network of specialists and flexible solutions. For more information, visit www.randstadtechnologies.com.

About Randstad US
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $24.5 billion global provider of HR services. As one of the largest staffing organizations in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations.

Employing 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad's panoramic U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.

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