New York — You do not need to know Python to work at Amazon. In today’s job market, technology companies are increasingly seeking employees without technical backgrounds. More than four in 10 tech jobs are nontechnical, according to a new report from Glassdoor. And while 57% of open positions require technical skills such as C++ or Java, that number varies internally from company to company. Glassdoor gathered data from millions of online job postings from technology companies in the US to look at the breakdown of roles. Technical roles were defined as requiring knowledge of code, software or data. The majority of job postings at Workday, Salesforce.com, Verizon Communications and IBM are for nontechnical roles, according to the report. Other companies are seeking a more balanced workforce. Uber’s listings show a 50-50 split of technical to nontechnical roles. "As tech companies grow, so do the types of workers they need to help round out their business," wrote Amanda Stansell, the ...

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