TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kforce Inc. (Nasdaq:KFRC), a professional staffing and solutions firm, identifies the top technology and finance & accounting skills in demand in its 2014 Salary and Employment Guides. Through research and experience working with employers nationwide, Kforce also uncovers the top cities seeing the most demand for professionals in these skill areas, as well as positions experiencing the highest salary increases.

Technology Skills In Demand Top 10 Cities
  1. Charlotte, NC
Project management 2. New York, NY
Development 3. Columbus, OH
Analysis 4. Chicago, IL
  5. Madison, WI
  6. Tampa, FL
  7. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  8. Boston, MA
  9. San Francisco, CA
  10. Seattle, WA
Finance & Accounting Skills In Demand Top 10 Cities
Accounting 1. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable 2. New York, NY
Analysis 3. St. Louis, MO
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Tampa, FL
  7. San Antonio, TX
  8. San Diego, CA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Milwaukee, WI

The guides also highlight a recent Kforce survey showing that 58 percent of recruiters say in-demand professionals only stay on the market 20 days or less – with some reports of five days or less on the market. Seventy-one percent of Kforce recruiters surveyed also report that these in-demand professionals get one to three job offers before accepting a job opportunity.

"With the unemployment rate for highly skilled workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas below four percent, employers are finding that they must focus on compressing the time between interview, offer and start date to ensure the candidate identified as the right fit, is the one who ultimately accepts and starts in the position," says Randy Marmon, Kforce Chief Customer Officer. "Kforce has found that employers can increase their competitive advantage and meet strategic business initiatives by adjusting their hiring strategies to attract, secure and retain this group of specialized professionals."

View our infographics to learn more about the skill areas in demand for 2014, cities seeing the most intense competition for top professionals, as well as positions with the highest salary increases.

*Members of the media can request a free copy of the Salary and Employment Guide by emailing marketing@kforce.com

About Kforce

Kforce (Nasdaq:KFRC) is a professional staffing and solutions firm specializing in the areas of technology, finance & accounting and health information management for commercial and government organizations. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Kforce has been matching job seekers and employers since 1962. Today, Kforce provides staffing services and innovative solutions through more than 60 offices located throughout the United States and one in the Philippines. With a commitment to "Great People = Great Results", Kforce is dedicated to being the Firm most respected by those we serve. For more information, please visit www.kforce.com.

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