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The top 10 challenges cited by companies include the exhausting red tape involved in acquiring licenses, the uneven enforcement of rules, the difficulty of hiring and dealing with workers who are used to being told exactly what to do, restrictions on foreign investment, competition with local players, overcapacity and a lack of transparency.
Venture capitalists and analysts point to a combination of factors setting the stage for more acquisitions: deflated valuations at certain private and public tech companies; low interest rates that make borrowing to finance deals easier; and corporations with loads of cash on hand.
In what may be the most coordinated effort yet by tech companies to change a downward trend in U.S. voting behavior, some industry officials say they hope their stance on Election Day will spur other businesses — and maybe even the federal government — to follow suit.
While the tech sector, which employs 92,700 people – more than forestry, mining and oil-and-gas in B.C. combined – continues to provide jobs that pay far more than others, companies say a shortage of talent is making it difficult to fill key job openings, according to a statement from the association on the release of its 2016 British Columbia Technology Report Card.Tags: companies
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