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Moseley Technical Services, Inc. Recruiting DoD IT/Tech Engineers in Huntsville, AL and Nationwide 

Why is it easy to recruit candidates for Huntsville, Alabama? Our team of recruiters gets this question too often to count. And, each time, it’s a bit more surprising. It’s not that people don’t know about Huntsville, or as it is aptly called, “The Rocket City”, but that people are not seeing the huge shift in the tech hiring landscape. It is a quiet shift. Meek and not widely heralded, granted. But it’s happening.  When connecting the dots, it is clear why.

Here are some recent headlines:

From AL.com:

SmartAsset ranked Huntsville #7 among the top 25 cities for STEM jobs

NerdWallet ranked Huntsville the nation’s top engineering city

 

Why Huntsville? It has it all.

With Nashville a little over an hour away, Atlanta 3+, and Birmingham, 1 hour: it makes sense that Huntsville can be a great place to work/live as you are close enough to commute to larger metro areas. A commute that would provide access to large venue arts, cultural and sporting events. But if you live in Huntsville, you need only travel here. The Rocket City has everything you need.

 U.S. Space and Rocket Center

U.S. Space & Rocket Center was Alabama’s most visited tourism attraction in 2017. According to State Tourism Officials, with more than 786,820 people visiting the center last year, it topped the charts, ranking first among state attractions that charge admission.

The Huntsville Museum of Art

All travel websites and wikipedia.org agree The Huntsville Museum of Art is a “complete experience.”

“The permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art comprises over 3,000 objects; it is focused primarily on 19th and 20th-century American art with an emphasis on art from the Southeast. African, Asian, and European art, from cultures influential on American art, is the Museum’s secondary collecting focus. The collection holds some 400 works on paper by American artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Reginald Marsh, John Sloan, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. These works have allowed the Museum to provide its community first-hand access to original works of art by leading 20th-century masters.” HMA wikipedia.org

Sports Teams, Concerts, Conferences, Symphony Orchestra, Arts, Culture, and Theatre

The Von Braun Center (VBC) is Huntsville’s premier multipurpose facility. Located downtown Huntsville, the center hosts a wide variety of music concerts, theatre, sporting events, conferences and the home of The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Organized team sports clubs such as the Huntsville Futbol Club , and coming soon, a Minor League Baseball team add to the cities diverse event opportunities.  And, a huge congrats to our very own, Huntsville Havoc, who made history by bringing home the SPHL 2018 President’s Cup,  becoming the first fourth-seeded team to win this regional title.

Parks, Trails, “Dog Spots” and Award-Winning Indoor Aquatics Facility

Quality of life was the key focus when planning the Huntsville metro area. Details, large and small, were examined when planning the current outdoor life and activity opportunities. Out-of-the-box ideas and brainstorming culminated in add the following line-up to our parks and recreation activities: more hiking and dedicated cycling trails, a free public archery facility, off-leash doggie play areas, a $22M aquatics center (honored with the 2017 Facility of the Year Award by the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association), a downtown bike share program, Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf.

Huntsville May Be Ranked #1 to Work; Madison, Alabama is #1 to Live

Just a short drive from downtown Huntsville are several communities where residents are actively involved in building, improving and challenging the future of the status quo. One community that is often spotlighted is Madison.

According to Tulia, Madison was recently voted #1 place to live in America for Techies. There is no question that Silicon Valley has some great tech jobs – but with the Valley’s median home price of $1M, Madison is a likely place to grab your attention – as median homes are averaging $190K.

Science + Beer? Yes. There’s Beer. Really Good Beer.

When recruiting for the Huntsville, AL area, no other topic creates more “Really? You’re kidding” conversations than talking about the Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer mecca. With twelve locations to grab a locally crafted brew, the Huntsville area is a recognized leader in the industry.

Entrepreneur, Peyton McNully, is the founder of Leavendary a yeast propagation company located in Huntsville.  McNully saw a need for high-quality yeast that can be customized for craft brewers. He partnered with a biotech company, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. Together, they manufacture designer yeast for the craft brewers. Combining science and beer is not new, but it is new to Alabama – a process that our “Rocket City” pays full homage. North Alabama’s craft beer is consistently ranked in the top percentiles for quality and taste.

More Where That Came From

There are 100’s more exciting recruiting selling points for The Rocket City! Email me with suggestions: sesee@moseleytechnical.com

Prost! To Huntsville! A STEM city on the rise.


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