We have some exciting news to share about employment in the IT field. From the TechServe Alliance website we find the current news which speaks of the continued growth in IT employment which has added more than 10,000 jobs. Additionally, BLS’s (Bureau of Labor Statistics) upward revision to September’s employment data now reflects growth of 3,600 IT jobs, up from a previously reported incremental loss of 200 jobs.
According to a monthly index of IT jobs developed and published by TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, IT employment in October rose to 3,903,000 (0.3 percent). On a year-over-year basis, IT employment is up 2.2 percent compared to a 0.6 percent increase in total non-farm employment.
“There can be no doubt that the number of IT jobs continues to grow vigorously despite an economic recovery that many are characterizing as anemic,” observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “While analysts in some quarters pulled back on their optimistic projections based on the original numbers posted in September, we remained bullish. The revised numbers for September and strong showing in October have reconfirmed our optimistic projections for future job growth in the IT sector,” commented Roberts.
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