IT is a war on the frontline, with the most powerful companies taking on the most innovative teams, the world-leading IT organisations threatening to dismantle their own teams and the most junior engineers disappearing.
But the world of work and development is already on a collision course with the technology industry, as the industry fights to keep the most disruptive technologies on the market, and the world is facing the first major technology shortage in decades.
The battle for talent, for talent’s sake and for the technology economy is now a battle for the future of the technology sector.
The battle for technology talent and for technology disruption is being waged by the most influential players in the tech industry.
This week, the head of the world wide leader in IT, Oracle, announced that it will lay off 2,000 engineers and that it was laying off thousands more.
In the coming weeks, Oracle will layoff tens of thousands of people in the US, and tens of millions of people globally.
Oracle’s move comes on the heels of other major IT firms like Microsoft and Cisco, as well as global giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon, announcing similar plans to lay off employees.
And as technology companies scramble to find ways to keep up with the pace of technological change, their workers are at risk of being left behind, as their skills become more valuable as their industries shift from the traditional IT industry to a more agile and disruptive one.
A key component of Oracle’s plan is a “new and dynamic workforce model”, which the company says will be a new way of hiring and retaining staff.
Oracle says it will create an “online workforce platform” that will offer “real-time job placement information, job opportunities, and job search tools”.
Oracle says the new technology platform will be “the most seamless way to access and connect to a workforce of talent”.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Oracle says:”Oracle’s workforce management platform will enable us to provide the most effective hiring and retention tool for our team and the talent we work with every day.”
Oracle’s new platform will help recruit and retain its global workforce, and will be integrated into Oracle’s existing workforce management system, which already includes an online hiring platform and job postings system.
Oracle says its new “platform” will be the “most seamless way” to recruit and keep its employees, and that its employees will also be able to access it by clicking on a job listing and following its “instant links”.
Oracle’s statement added that the new platform would provide an opportunity for employees to connect with their existing employer and ask questions about their job, “in order to learn more about their future and opportunities”.
“Oracle employees will be able join the team as they need, and receive valuable career advice and help from Oracle’s team of highly-trained employees,” Oracle said.
Oracle has also announced that its workforce management software, which is used by many large and small companies across the world, will also undergo a “major upgrade” that includes a “global search engine”.
Oracle said it will also launch a “fiercely competitive” job matching system to help companies “build an even stronger workforce”.
Oracle will launch its new software, “Oracle Online”, as part of its “global” job search platform, according to the statement.
Oracle will also begin testing its new hiring platform “with over 20,000 jobs currently on the platform”, according to Oracle’s statement.
The announcement came as the Federal Government announced that more than half of all Australian IT jobs would be in the “knowledge technology” sector by 2021, and more than 50,000 Australian IT workers would be working in the global technology sector by 2025.
The Federal Government’s Federal Talent Strategy says that by 2020, Australia will need more than 5,000 IT employees to meet its labour needs.
According to a government report, more than a quarter of Australian workers are employed in “knowledge technologies” – such as computers, smartphones, online courses, software development and consulting.
A new report by the Australian Centre for Economic Performance says that the IT industry has “largely been decimated” over the last two decades, and says that “millions of Australian jobs will be lost”.
The Federal government’s IT workforce plan states that Australia is projected to have only about 5,200 IT workers by 2021.
The report, titled “IT Job Segment and Job Creation Trends: How Are We Defining and Managing the Threat?”, says that Australia’s IT sector will see a decline of about 4.3 million jobs over the next five years, and there will be an increase of about 3.2 million jobs.
The new jobs created by the IT sector, the report says, will “generate an annual GDP of $14.5 billion and total annual GDP growth of 7.7 per cent”.
The report says that Australian employers will need “between 50 and 110,000 more IT employees by 2021 to meet the growth of the workforce”.
The federal government’s new workforce strategy says that more Australians will be employed