May 2017: Time to Consider Contract Roles Instead of Perm?

Another great market for contract opportunities?  How to know if now really is a good time to consider contract roles instead of perm? Given the uncertainty surrounding H-1B legislation, IT professionals and departments across the US and here in Houston are faced with a unique opportunity in the supply and demand of the IT labor market.

Our best advice: educate yourself on your unique situation whether you are an IT professional looking for a new step in your career, or an IT manager looking to build/expand your team. No matter your situation, it pays to seek out information from industry insiders.

Here are a few articles that you might find useful, and as always, we’re just a phone call away should you want to discuss the pros and cons of contract vs. direct-hire employment.

FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order
President Donald Trump is calling for “a long-overdue reform of H-1B visas.” But what changes does he want, and can he get Congress to agree?  Here’s a look at some of the key questions around Trump’s visa reform effort and his “Hire American, Buy American” executive order. Read full article

More Jobs Shifting from Full-Time to Contract
Today, many career opportunities that once came with a W-2, full benefits and the promise of a long-term relationship now come with a 1099, zero benefits (except for free coffee) and the understanding that you’ll only stick around for the duration of the project (if you’re lucky). Read full article

3 Factors When Choosing Between a Contractor or Full-Time Employee
The traditional 9-5 office job is dying a slow death. That’s no secret. In fact, full-time workers in general are in decline. A new study suggests that by 2020, 40 percent of America’s workforce will be contract, temporary or self-employed workers. Businesses adapting to these trends love the flexibility and lower costs of non-fulltime employees. Read full article

Time To Consider A Contract Job?
Six reasons you are ready for contract opportunities. Ask yourself: do I want to learn a new technology? Do I want to try a different role or work in a different Industry? Do I want to maximize my earning potential? Read full article



Agile Leadership Network Meeting
May 18th at Sysco Corporation
Overview of the Agile Manifesto, the Agile Principles and Scrum, while focusing on the role of the Scrum Product Owner (Wade Pinder).  More info

2017 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference
May 25th San Antonio, TX
Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking opportunities are hallmarks of this Texas flavored conference. More info


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