Tech Jobs Rose Less Than 1 Percent in Three Years, for Blacks

Black-Owned Tech Company to Create Change

It has been been widely reported that Blacks have not benefitted from the technology boom as much as other communities due to location, opportunities or lack of skilled training. One Miami-based, black-owned company has changed that narrative with its own ambitions in the tech world.

“Honestly, there are a few that are out there, but there definitely should be more,” said Jay Porter of Inventors Trust on the outlook on jobs for Blacks in tech. “That is also another part of what I am looking to do, as far as bringing the awareness to this industry and introducing it to some of the Black youth and people that just may be interested in learning something different.”

According to Bloomberg News, among the eight largest U.S. tech companies, the portion of Black workers in technical jobs rose to just 3.1 percent in 2017 from 2.5 percent in 2014.

Inventors Trust is an app development firm that designs and develops apps to deploy their client’s ideas.

“I started working in the industry dealing with IT,” said Porter of his experience starting out. “Mobile apps are not really that old, right? I do not even think that we are at a decade of mobile app. development. With the vision to see what was was coming, the timing could not have been any better for me to get out ahead in regards to [seeing] what was to come … as far as every business needing an app.”

As far as inspiration, the possibilities are endless. Porter said he pulls his inspiration from the goals of the clients that he assists.

“What inspires me is to be able to really interact with people and help them with taking those ideas that they have in concept and bring them to reality,” the 38-year-old entrepreneur said.

The future seems bright for Inventors Trust as Porter has lofty goals for his business. While leaving out specifics because of confidentially issues, he mentioned future plans to join forces with a budding Black-owned wireless company.

“In the next five years … as the number one app development company in the entire industry,” he said of where his business will rank in technology services. “I am looking to become a household name in the next five years in regards to what Inventors Trust does and what we offer.”

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    Lisa

    This is so Amazing we need to see more Black OWN company opening information for the community

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    Karen D Thompson

    All I have to say is that Inventors Trust Actually took my Vision and Made it come to Life everything They Promised They’d do they did it &the Good thing is they Didn’t Drag their feet doing it I spoke my Dream to them my Gift the Lord gave to me,Lol and when they Asked me to send them a Sketch I was actually Laughing at that because art is not my Strong suit but between Mr. Jay Porter Yes is Said the CEO the Founder of the Company kept me in the loop Personally on every step they were taking along with the rest of the Team when I first seen how they actually seen my Concept understood my Vision I couldn’t do anything but Cry my Grandchildren thought something was wrong with me I told them know Granny’s Crying tears of Joy I Love this Company and I tell you they jump right on whatever your Concept your Dream is and Bring it all to Life @Speed lightening at an Affordable Price please know that you really can Trust Inventors Trust
    Thank you All for Believing in my Dream and making it come to Life for me

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    Karen D Thompson

    Something you need to know about Inventors Trust
    This company only charge for the Development and Marketing Of your invention without asking for ownership or a percentage of Profits for the duration of the lifetime of your product like the rest of the Developers Invent Help is one who help theirselves to your profits and so does the other Inventors ideas Development Companies Mr Portor takes the time to keep you in the loop about every step going on with your invention and the rest of the team as well if you’re not satisfied with what you see they’ll keep at it until you are I myself Thank God for leading me to this Company they’ve done a great service to me and I’m sure you too will be pleased at what they do for you as well and another thing they even set up a Private Portal for you to follow and see the Progess of your invention

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    Karen D Thompson

    Sorry for the Typo Mr Porter

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