January is the perfect time to look back and reflect; as always, there’s plenty to mull over when it comes to the global tech scene. As we all know, 2022 was a bit of a whirlwind.
Throughout the year, we have seen widespread layoffs across sectors, including fintech and telehealth. More than 91,000 workers in the U.S. tech sector were laid off in mass job cuts, according to a Crunchbase News tally.
It’s not just smaller firms. Big names such as Meta, Netflix, and Stripe also made significant dents in employee headcounts––and for good reason.
Over the last 12 months, performance at top tech firms began to cool after a period of rapid growth during the pandemic. We’ve returned to our pre-Covid routines and rituals. Coupled with global conditions, including the war in Ukraine, fluctuating interest rates, energy insecurity, and persistent recession fears, it is therefore not surprising that we are seeing a shift back to more frugal employment rates.
But that doesn’t mean that 2023 is going to be a year of doom and gloom. In fact, employees can be quietly optimistic.
Tech remains robust
According to Willis Towers Watson’s 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, 44% of employees are “job seekers.” The job market is still very fluid, and while people are ready to move jobs, opportunities will always exist.
On top of this, the tech industry as a whole remains robust, and the areas of cloud computing, cybersecurity, AI, and blockchain technology will continue to grow and prosper in 2023 and beyond. It’s all about finding a safe bet.
5 Tech Companies hiring in 2023
Here’s an overview of five tech companies that will be hiring in 2023. Now all you have to do is update your resume and get ready to apply.
While the Roblox app was founded in 2004, it enjoyed expansive growth during the pandemic. Between February and July of 2020, the number of active players on Roblox jumped about 35% to reach 164 million in July, according to RTrack. It’s also estimated that about three-quarters of American children aged nine to 12 are on the platform.
The company plans to hire new employees for its San Mateo headquarters well into 2023. Plus, 88% of employees at Roblox confirm it is a great place to work, compared to 57% of employees at a typical US-based company. Keep an eye on Roblox’s available roles here.
Like Roblox, the online language learning app Duolingo enjoyed huge growth during the pandemic as people tried to use their time in lockdown wisely. But, the company is still riding high: Monthly active users and daily active users continue to grow and reached an all-time high in the third quarter of 2022.
It continues to hire new talent, too, especially in areas such as UX, AI, and data science. Working at Duolingo comes with plenty of perks and benefits, including fully paid parental and adoption leave, free therapy sessions, first-time home buyer bonuses, and transportation reimbursement. Explore Duolingos’s Pittsburgh roles here.
3. Coupa Software
Coupa Software is an exciting global technology platform for business spend management headquartered in San Mateo. As we face a looming recession in 2023, it’s predicted that this company’s offering will be more popular than ever. Indeed, its annual revenue increased 33.91% in 2022.
Coupa has an impressive list of dedicated employee resource groups, including Coupa Cares, which organizes volunteer efforts, as well as Coupa Illuminate, which supports LGBTQ+ employees. The company also has a flexible remote work policy, comprehensive healthcare, and wellness programmes. Discover open roles here.
Klarna may have been founded in Stockholm, Sweden but it is now the second highest valued private fintech company worldwide with offices in Austin, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, New York, and Columbus. The company’s revenue increased by 32% in 2021 to $1.42 billion.
In 2023 Klarna will be hiring for a number of roles in engineering and information security. The team already has 5,000 employees and champions diversity, community, ownership, and impact. You can explore the benefits and open at Klarna here.
DigitalOcean is an American technology company and cloud service provider headquartered in New York, with 15 offices worldwide. It plans to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2024, and despite the company’s rapid growth, it seems like a great place to work. In fact, DigitalOcean has been named in Inc. Magazine’s annual “Best Workplaces” list for the second year in a row. According to the list, collaboration and engagement were two of the biggest factors that attracted employees. If you’d like to be a part of the journey, you can check out DigitalOcean’s job opportunities now.
By Pippa Hardy