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US IT Job Growth Remains Anemic In Light Of Acute Talent Shortage

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US IT Job Growth Remains Anemic In Light Of Acute Talent Shortage

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.06% sequentially last month to 5,343,800 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 0.73% since July 2017 adding 38,600 IT workers.

Engineering employment increased by 0.21 percent sequentially to 2,606,300. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 2.41% since July 2017 or 61,300 engineering workers.

"Despite strong demand for talent in high demand IT skill sets, IT job growth continues to underperform the overall job market," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.  "It is beyond frustrating to see a large number of opportunities, but not the qualified people to fill these positions. The Administration's restrictive immigration policies are encouraging IT work that would otherwise be performed in the U.S. to be pushed off-shore," observed Roberts.

For the complete August 2018 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: https://www.techservealliance.org/files/August%202018%20Index%20MBR.pdf 

About TechServe Alliance
TechServe Alliance is the national trade association of the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions 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. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the "collective scale" of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every consultant.

 

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