Nitro Mobile Solutions, an enterprise software development company, was named Tampa Bay’s 2015 Best Place to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal on April 23 at an awards ceremony in Brandon.
“It’s really an honor,” said Pete Slade, CEO of Nitro. “Our employees work very hard so receiving this validation is a great opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to them, because we couldn’t have done it without our team.”
Nitro was also named Best Place to Work in its size category and won the team spirit award at the ceremony. These awards come soon after Nitro was named one of the top 100 small businesses in the nation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business of the Year by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce in 2014.
“Nitro is an extended family, filled with exceptional and dedicated people who make it a pleasure to come to work every day,” said Brian Madigan, senior .NET developer at Nitro, about the win. “Plus we get to work on some truly interesting projects.”
The technology industry in Tampa is expanding rapidly and tech companies being recognized regionally and nationally could have an impact on attracting tech talent. According to “How to Grow the Technology Sector: A Regional Approach”, a report by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, new IT positions will increase 16 percent through 2019 in Tampa Bay. For each of these positions filled, 1.54 new jobs will be be created.
Because of this rapid job creation in Florida’s tech industry, open positions are outpacing the growth of the technology workforce. According to this report from Dice, a career site for technology professionals, Florida created 4,100 tech jobs in just the first six months of 2014, compared to 4,500 in all of 2013.
“It would be beneficial to our local industry if tech companies winning awards like this could draw more talent to the area,” Slade said.