As an economic recession looms, it seems like layoffs are everywhere. In recent months, tech layoffs, in particular, have monopolized the news, with over 100,000 tech layoffs in 2023 so far. In reality, it’s actually the arts, entertainment and recreation industry saw the highest layoff rate last year in the U.S., followed by construction.
Despite all this, things aren’t as grim as they may seem. In contrast to layoff news, January reached the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. since 1969. And while tech layoffs have been loud in the headlines, demand for tech talent continues to increase.
If you’re trying to figure out what to do after a job layoff, you’re not alone, and there is hope. This article helps break down the steps you can take to make your next move less overwhelming.
While the tech industry has made significant strides in closing the gender gap, there is still much work to be done as we kick off Women’s History Month this March. Women only hold 28% of computing and mathematical jobs in the US as of 2022, and make up just 34.4% of the workforce of the largest tech companies.
This month at General Assembly, we’re shining a light on an often overlooked segment of potential women in tech: veterans and military spouses.
If you’re thinking about switching careers and becoming a software engineer, there’s no time like the present. Career transitions take a lot of courage, especially if you are going through it alone or have no clear path or guidance. You might be asking questions like, how and where do I even get started to prepare for a career transition into software engineering?
Well, you’ve made it to the right place to learn how a coding bootcamp is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for a seamless transition to software engineering. However, before enrolling in a coding bootcamp, it’s important to understand what joining a coding bootcamp entails, how to prepare for the admissions, and the course itself.
Preparation is key to being successful at anything, especially a career change, so if you find yourself reading this blog post, you’ve come to the right place. General Assembly w has a track record of training 100,000 grads globally and preparing students for the before and after.
Ready to dive in? Let’s start with the admissions process.
Facing a labor market that has been incredibly tight for years, and a global talent pool where less than half of potential candidates hold a college degree, companies have expanded the search for talent beyond traditional applicants. That’s why some employers are overhauling recruitment strategies and eliminating college degree requirements in favor of skills-based hiring.
Between 2017 and 2019, employers reduced degree requirements for 46% of middle-skill and 31% of high-skill positions. The pandemic accelerated this trend, especially in hard-to-hire industries like Software Engineering, UX Design and Data Analytics. Major technology companies like Alphabet (Google), Meta, Netflix, Airbnb, IBM and Apple have since dropped degree requirements for many technical roles.
If you are ready to consider overhauling our approach to recruiting tech talent, read on for the download on skills-based hiring.
So, you’re interested in learning more about a career in frontend web development?
You’ve come to the right place.
As the web development industry expands, so does the demand for web developers worldwide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for web developers is expected to grow 23% between now and 2031 in the U.S. alone. In Europe, more than half of companies that recruited or tried to recruit IT professionals had difficulties filling vacancies— meaning there are more jobs than people.
Undoubtedly, it’s an excellent time to enter a web development role. The real question remains: Is it the right fit for you? If so, how do you actually become a frontend web developer? Read on to learn more.
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to walk through the doors of our NYC campus, you know how special it is. There is a vibrancy that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. That’s because, for many, our space represents a new beginning and a chance for something better. Over the years, I have watched hundreds of students transform their careers and take the leap into new jobs shortly after graduating.
I can’t believe it has been a year since we reopened the NYC campus after closing our doors during COVID-19. This year also marks the first anniversary of unveiling our remodeled space. During the pandemic, we renovated to enhance the learning experience for those students who wish to learn in person.
The collaboration will enable GA to provide digital skills training to Mori Building employees, residents, and partners, fueling crucial digital transformation in Japan. NEW YORK, NY – 2/14/23– Today, global education provider and career transformation company General Assembly (GA) announced a new strategic partnership with Mori Building Co., Ltd – Japan’s leading urban landscape developer – to expand digital skills training to Mori Building workers, residents, and company tenants with the goal of enhancing Tokyo’s overall digital transformation.
The partnership comes at a crucial time as Japan faces a tightening labor market, with some projections estimating the country will be short close to a million digital talent by 2030. Reskilling programs, such as those being offered by General Assembly, will serve as an invaluable tool for companies in need of talent and eager to respond to the rapid innovations underway in automation and digitization.
Tech represented a bright spot in the economy as one of the best industries to work in during the pandemic. With flexible, high-paying jobs, it was incredibly attractive to many people embarking upon new career paths. Then, a shift: as economic uncertainties carried on through 2022, Google, Microsoft and Amazon laid off over 70,000 employees—the start of a downsizing tide that included Salesforce, Meta, Twitter, Stripe, Shopify, and others.
Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, b gvhas tips for which signs should go full steam ahead as the last of our retrogrades moved direct, and which signs should use this month’s Aquarian nature to pause and reflect. She also has some insight into career changes- both in terms of inside and outside opportunities – coming in where you may least expect them.
February arrives as we’ve already settled into the Lunar New Year (Jan 22) and are heading into the activating full moon in Leo on Feb 5th. February also has all planets in our solar system moving direct. This, coupled with the fiery full moon in Leo at the beginning of the month, jumpstarts our solar plexus and sparks some much-needed inspiration and momentum.
No matter what your sign may be, there are plenty of opportunities on the way this February, so read on to see what treats the cards have in store.
Apprenticeships are one of the oldest forms of education in human history, but there’s something about them that still captures our imagination. It probably has something to do with their brilliant simplicity: if you want to learn a new skill, the most direct route is to just start practicing it under the supervision of an expert. It makes sense that the best learning happens when you’re developing your skills in a real-world context — while earning an actual paycheck.
With employers facing a historically tight labor market and an economy still recovering in the wake of the pandemic (not to mention declining college enrollment and mounting skepticism about the value of the four-year degree), workers and employers alike are in search of new solutions to these persistent problems — and are turning to apprenticeships.
To help address these workforce challenges, we’re launching GA Apprenticeships, Powered by Interapt, a tech apprenticeship solution designed to fast-track high-potential, overlooked talent into careers in software engineering, data, and cybersecurity. With the launch of GA Apprenticeships, employers will gain a derisked opportunity to onboard entry-level tech talent — while also enabling apprentices to earn a salary as they learn alongside senior-level developers.