Orlando Sentinel (Florida) (02/09/12) Jim Stratton
Modis, an information technology staffing and recruitment firm based in Jacksonville, FL, has released a list of the top 12 cities in the U.S. and Canada for IT jobs in 2012, with Houston, Toronto, Orlando, San Francisco, and Minneapolis as the top five. Orlando made the list in part because of the Medical City project, which will bring 10,000 new jobs to the city and increase opportunities for those seeking jobs in health care IT. The area’s IT jobs likely will be in life sciences, health care, telecommunications, hospitality, financial services, modeling, and simulation and require candidates have knowledge of network administration, software engineering, project management, and Web development. The rest of the cities on the top 12 list for IT jobs are McLean, VA; Walnut Creek, CA; Detroit; Jacksonville; New York; Denver; and Boston.