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Tech jobs expected to grow next year, beyond

By Portage County Business Council

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Central Wisconsin is proving that people interested in working in tech need not move to Silicon Valley or Seattle: The jobs, it turns out, are right here.

Officials estimate that the region will need hundreds of information technology jobs in the coming decade, which is consistent with national trends. The number of IT jobs across the United States is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2024, amounting to more than 488,000 new jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.