RFID Jobs Exceed 1.3 Million by 2015

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RFID Tribe released a 40 page report to provide a clear picture of where people work, how they innovate, the challenges they face and the roles they play in RFID technology.

RFID Tribe has released a report on the RFID workforce, “The RFID Workforce: Mining the RFID Technology Gold Rush”

The 40 page report provides a clear picture of where people work, how they innovate, the challenges they face and the roles they play in RFID technology.

RFID Tribe created this in-depth report on the RFID workforce – the first report of its kind. This report describes those individuals taking advantage of an emerging technology – radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

The RFID industry is currently undergoing rapid development and explosive changes. Market research firms predict the market for RFID products and services will reach $7 billion range by 2008. And with mandates from both major retailers and government entities, many more companies are expected to embark on the RFID technology journey. Similar to the California gold rush, many see the opportunity, join the market and stake their claim in the RFID technology landscape. Some will discover success, while others will find success elusive.

Despite the industry growth and increasing adoption of RFID technology, information regarding the RFID workforce is lacking. Data is scarce regarding the people heavily involved in RFID technology - the RFID workforce. Information about the people working with RFID and about the workforce driving the industry is just as vital as information about the technology itself.

The RFID Workforce Report contains ten year forecasts (2005-2015) sizing the RFID workforce by geographic region, by segment and by function from its current size to its growth to over 1.3 million individuals by 2015. The report addresses the broad spectrum of the RFID workforce from vendors, end users, academia and the government segments. The report includes 22 charts, graphs and exhibits. The report contains a list of 330 RFID vendor firms. It also includes footnoted references to secondary research.

The RFID Workforce Study used a survey tool to collect RFID workforce data. 103 individuals responded to the survey and provided input regarding the RFID workforce. RFID Tribe conducted follow up interviews to clarify answers provided and to collect qualitative information. RFID Tribe also used data from the RFID Talent and Career Center found on RFID Tribe’s website.

RFID technology standards and intellectual property issues rated highly in top concerns among the RFID workforce. RFID professionals hold most of the nearly 5,000 RFID-related patents. These stakeholders expressed concern regarding the treatment of RFID intellectual property in the marketplace.

The RFID Workforce Report paints a picture reflecting the unique perspective of those involved with RFID technology. The report provides a clear picture of where people work, how they innovate, what motivates them, the forces (market, social and economic forces) driving them, the challenges they face, their concerns and the roles they play in RFID technology. The report evaluates the landscape for RFID training, learning and skills certification of the RFID workforce. The RFID Workforce Report investigates the challenges and issues that RFID technology workers face. The report offers insight into the RFID workforce, provides conclusions and predicts its future direction.

Mark Johnson, RFID Tribe President said, “The RFID Workforce Report investigates the challenges and issues that RFID technology workers face. The report offers insight into the RFID workforce, provides conclusions and predicts its future direction.”

The RFID Workforce Report contents are found on the RFID Tribe website at http://www.rfidtribe.com.

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