Posted 5.6.13
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Michigan Data Centers Fuel State IT Industry Job Growth

In March, managed Michigan data center operator Online Tech attended the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit in Detroit, Michigan to collaborate with other state leaders in order to develop solutions to address the state’s employer talent needs.

A few fast facts about the growing IT industry in Michigan:

  • Despite major job reductions in many Michigan industries as a result of the recent recession, the number of IT firms and jobs expanded from 2005-2009. IT jobs grew at a five percent growth rate over the last two years.

  • The DTMB and Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategies Initiatives predicts that the IT and media cluster will outpace most Michigan industries in job expansion over the next 10 years.

  • Between 2008-18, IT industry employment is expected to grow by 13.7 percent, over twice as fast as total job expansion in Michigan.

  • Of the entire IT and media cluster industry structure, IT support services account for 79 percent.

With the growing demand for IT workers comes the need for an educated workforce in the region – many graduates leave the state and contribute to the current workforce’s lack of technical skills. When it comes to measuring the labor supply in the IT industry, approximately 7,000 tech degrees or certificates were granted in Michigan in 2010, increasing 10 percent from the relatively flat from 2006-09. The top career by number of program graduates is Computer Systems Network and Computer and Information Science.

One sector of that IT industry is the managed data center business that is expected to grow by $18.5 billion by 2015 with a range of hosting services, including colocation, managed servers, cloud computing and disaster recovery. In 2012, Michigan ranked fourth in the country for new major corporate expansions, growing nearly 300 percent from 85 new building/expansion projects in 2011 to 337 in 2012.

Contributing to that corporate expansion, Online Tech has invested $1 million in our Mid-Michigan data center and will be investing another $1 million this year. We’re also planning to expand across the Midwest – check out our current career opportunities!

We’re hiring in both Mid, Southeast Michigan, Indiana and Ohio:

Infrastructure Manager (Mid-Michigan)
The Infrastructure Manager is responsible for the budget, people, processes, and systems for our data centers, network, cloud, and storage systems.

Account Executive (Southeast Michigan)
Grow the customer base for one of the fastest growing, most highly regarded high tech companies in Southeast Michigan. As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for acquiring new customers and expanding existing customer relationships. This position reports directly to the Director of Sales. With an uncapped compensation plan and with a Michigan territory, you can achieve your goals and also be home every night.

Account Executive (Indiana and Ohio)
Grow the customer base for one of the fastest growing, most highly regarded high tech companies in the Midwest. As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for acquiring new customers and expanding existing customer relationships. This position reports directly to the Director of Sales, and it comes with a competitive total compensation package that includes both a base salary component and an uncapped commission component.

Senior Sales Engineer (Indiana and Ohio)
The Senior Sales Engineer role is primarily responsible for supporting our Account Executives by developing technical solutions to meet our customers’ requirements and working with our operations team to kick off the order deployment process. The job focuses on new and existing customers in the Indianapolis and Columbus markets, and it has the opportunity to expand into a broader set of sales responsibilities, including managing the commercial aspects of our customer relationships and prospect development.

Related Articles:

Michigan Data Centers Contribute to State’s 4th Nationwide Ranking for Corporate Expansion
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Online Tech Shares Michigan Data Center Perspective at 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit
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