IT Employment Makes Strong
Gains in October
October saw continued growth in IT employment, adding more than 10,000 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 0.3% to 3,903,000.
On a year-over-year basis, IT employment is up 2.2% compared to a 0.6% 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,” commented Roberts. “The revised numbers for September and strong showing in October have reconfirmed our optimistic projections for future job growth in the IT sector.”
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry. Hundreds of IT staffing, IT solutions and IT consulting firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press.