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Numbers released by the Labor Department Friday show the unemployment rate up slightly from last month at 9 percent. But there's some good news for job seekers. There were nearly a quarter million new jobs added in April, the largest gain in 11 months. The tech industry in particular is seeing an uptick in hiring. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look at what it takes to find a job in the tech industry.

-Stanford student, Matt Bush is one of the lucky ones. He's got a job after graduation and it's with Facebook. -For me, like personally and professionally, it matches up really well with the skills I have and interest I have. -In addition to the technical skills as a computer science major, he has the passion. -I know a lot about the company. I've like thought a lot about it. I've written papers on it. I have a lot like quite use for it and they're definitely really eager to hear about those. -These days when other industries are trying to pull out of the recession, Facebook like most tech company is on a hiring surge. In fact, this year nearly 150,000 tech jobs are expected to be added in the US. -Look around Facebook, Silicon Valley offices and you'll see plenty of empty desk all getting ready for new hires. -Actually probably more job opportunities now than there has been in recent memory for new college grads. -Mike Schroepfer is the Vice President of Engineering at Facebook; the one who hire the majority of the 600 person engineering team including Matt Bush. Schroepfer refuses to provide specific numbers on Facebook's hiring statistics, but says he spends 20% to 40% of his week recruiting and hiring. -What we're really looking for is do you have the right fundamentals and thirst to learn. It feels like we can never, you know ever hire fast enough. -And while he encourages studying computer science or engineering, he says a fancy degree isn't necessary. -We have people here who don't have 4 years degrees in computer science. We have people here who have gone too either late schools. -As for Matt, he is taking the summer off after graduation and will start full time at Facebook at the end of August. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi. Cnet.com for CBS News.

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