NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bluewolf (www.bluewolf.com), the global agile business consulting firm and platinum sponsor of salesforce.com’s Cloudforce New York, announced it will offer free Salesforce certification training courses at Cloudforce New York on November 30, 2011. The goal is to put unemployed IT pros back where they belong by arming them with the skills they need to support the new, agile enterprise.
“U.S. leadership is so fixated on creating jobs that they’re overlooking the fact that a huge number of jobs are going unfilled because employers — as many as 47 percent — can’t find candidates with the right skills,” said Eric Berridge, co-founder and principal, Bluewolf. “Its economics 101: you take the supply where the demand is. We’re training and placing IT pros to fill jobs that are already there.”
Bluewolf is launching this jobs initiative at Cloudforce New York to underscore the talent gap being created as cloud, mobile and social technologies combine to spark a revolution Thomas Friedman recently called “the biggest leap forward… since the mainframe computer was replaced by desktops and the Web.”
“The talent gap this revolution is creating is wide and dangerous,” said Berridge. “Bluewolf is putting over 1,000 people to work in the U.S. monthly, but this could be much higher if they had the skills in demand now. For the most part these IT pros don’t exist, and if we don’t train them, America is going to fall seriously behind.”
Berridge adds that this talent gap is evidenced by Bluewolf’s 2011 Tech Outlook Report, which found that IT hiring/staffing spending for professionals with development skills in Salesforce — as well as for mobile platforms such as Android and iPhone — has grown more than 100 percent in the past year.
The free training courses offered at Cloudforce are part of a larger Bluewolf Training program to bridge this gap through standard and customized role-based training courses, workshops and one-on-one ‘Office Hours’ with Salesforce experts for administrators and developers as well as management, marketing and sales professionals. Bluewolf placement services also assists in securing new jobs for people with these in-demand skills. For more information on how to sign up for free Salesforce Administrator Training, please visit http://www.bluewolf.com/unemployment-benefits.
Berridge will also present at Cloudforce New York a new vision of how the “social enterprise” enables an “agile enterprise,” with insight into its work with numerous clients to re-align talent, technologies, processes and vision to achieve success through company-wide collaboration.
Job seekers are encouraged to sign up for the courses with Bluewolf at the event, held on Wednesday, November 30 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Be sure to follow the Twitter hashtag #pinkslipnyc for updates before and during the event.
Additionally, Bluewolf is asking unemployed, underemployed, and people looking to change their career to submit their story via flip or webcam. For more information or to submit entries please visit bluewolf.com/blog/call-video-submissions-send-us-your-unemployment-story.
By Tim Spagnola
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