Cloud computing is an ever-growing technology that may add jobs to the market. In an EMC-backed survey that included respondents from 22 countries, 56 percent of Emea region business leaders think jobs in the cloud will boost jobs this year and in years to come. That seems like very good news for people who are currently unemployed.
Jobs in the cloud aren't actually new to the industry; however, jobs in the cloud are growing rapidly as new companies find new ways to use the technology. It seems like there is no limit to the applications that one can find in the cloud.
Companies like HiringThing, which was founded by the creators of SurveyMonkey, have taken the hiring process to a new level. These companies make accepting applications, sorting through the applications and finding suitable workers easy for personnel managers. Because everything is taken care of in the cloud, companies stand to save money on storage fees and printed applications. Being able to take care of these hiring-related tasks in the cloud seems like it would be a dream come true for many human resources departments, as it would streamline the entire hiring process.
Other remarkable possibilities also exist in the cloud as companies use the technology to enable some workers to work from home. Companies are hiring virtual assistants to take care of everything from updating social media accounts to analyzing data. Some companies are hiring freelance writers to write press releases, marketing copy, and informational articles. Even graphic designers can be hired for cloud-based jobs. It seems like many of these jobs could be the answer for single parents who lack adequate child care options.
One thing that remains constant with the evolution of cloud-based jobs is that the cloud-based workers need to have suitable office space at home and a suitable work environment. A successful virtual assistant, according to Life Set Go, would need a quiet place to work from when client contact is necessary. Freelance writers would need a word processing program and may need voice-recognition software to make the job a little easier. Graphic designers who work from home would need necessary software and computer systems. The question that immediately comes to mind is who would cover the cost of these necessities. In all likelihood, the worker would cover them, especially if he or she plans to work for several companies.
Cloud-based Applications and Job Creation
Many companies that are using cloud-based applications are turning to companies like Google and others to fill needs. This, in turn, necessitates those companies hiring IT specialists to ensure the applications function properly and can support the millions of potential users. The cycle of supply and demand in this case seems like it will work in favor of those actively seeking jobs.
It is estimated that millions of skilled IT workers will be needed globally over the next two years. Reports indicate that the problem may lie in finding skilled workers to fill these positions. Data analysis and other related jobs aren't positions that just anyone can fill. These positions require workers who have been properly educated and trained. This fact alone seems like it may stop people who are looking from work for applying for these jobs.
It might be possible for some unemployed adults to find jobs in the IT aspect of cloud computing to help keep the cloud from crashing. These adults would need special training, but that may be a good option for internships or on-the-job training programs.
What do you think about the future of jobs in the cloud?