The DPP Blog

Read DPP’s blog for tips, advice,and insights on all things job search or hiring the technical talent you need to round out your team.

Sparking joy: Our holiday family

Our DPP family has a tradition of sponsoring a family for the holidays through the local program, Midlands Families Helping Families. This holiday our family is a grandmother whose three teenaged grandchildren came to live with her. As we reviewed the list of needs, we discovered that beds were needed for each of the children. […]

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IT & Engineering Employment Continues to Improve; Posting Strong Growth in September

Alexandria, VA, October 7, 2020 – In September, IT employment increased by 0.47% to 5,158,000 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 3.70% since September 2019 shedding 198,400 IT workers. Engineering employment grew by 0.49% […]

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Reversing Slide, IT Employment Turns Positive in August

Alexandria, VA, September 9, 2020 – In August, IT employment increased by 0.40% to 5,133,600 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 4.12% since August 2019 shedding 220,400 IT workers. Engineering employment grew by 0.56% […]

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School-from-Home Accessories for Your Students

Are you gearing up for the back-to-school sales tax weekend? This year presents some new challenges as schools face choices between reopening for physical attendance, remote attendance or a hybrid model. When schools closed during the spring, parents and students were scrambling to  adjust to an unprecedented situation. Suddenly, both parents and students were working […]

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IT Employment Declines Markedly in May, Though Continues to Show More Resilience than Overall Job Market

Alexandria, VA, June 10, 2020 – In May, IT employment declined markedly by 1.63% to 5,211,500 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment dropped by 2.52% since May 2019 shedding 134,700 IT workers. Engineering employment increased by 0.21 […]

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IT Jobs Kick Off New Year Ticking Down

Alexandria, VA, February 26, 2020 – In January, IT employment ticked down 0.01% to 5,351,300 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by only 0.08% since January 2019 adding a mere 4,500 IT workers. Engineering employment increased […]

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Now Hiring: Entrepreneurial People

DPP is looking for a few talented individuals to join our recruiting team.  Whether you are a staffing specialist, a sales associate, or you’re looking for a career where your success is built on the relationships you foster, our company may be the ideal fIT® for you. What we do: We find IT people who […]

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Set Yourself Up for Success in 2019

In preparing for that last hill of the physical and emotional roller coaster ride of the holidays, people turn to planning their New Year’s resolutions and goals. We’ve had a month or more of overeating, high spending, and putting our best foot forward not only at work, but with relatives and friends we often see […]

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A Little Something about DPP

1. How long has your company been in business? What is a cool or little known fact about your company? DP Professionals (DPP) was founded in 1996 by Barbara Blau. The essence of what Barbara started all those years ago is captured in the tagline of her company: ideal fIT.® This dual play on words […]

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Exploring a Career in Software Quality Assurance

Are you anxious to work on real cutting-edge technology? Or wondering how to break that compensation ceiling?  Maybe it’s just a change in routine you’re looking for.  Consider stepping up your game, and entering the world of Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Testing. A coder, developer or programmer already has many of the skills needed to […]

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Dickenson Named as President of DPP

Barbara Blau, the founder and CEO of DP Professionals (DPP) has named Chris Dickenson as President of DPP, a premier recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Columbia, SC.  “We are excited to promote Chris to this roleand lead our organization into the future.  His experience and style are consistent with DPP’s founding principles: to provide […]

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