IT Employment Numbers Show Some Slipping
In the first loss in over a year, IT employment slipped by 1,800 workers in October.With a loss of 1,800 workers, IT employment pulled back in October, according to a report released Nov. 10 by the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses. This .05 percent decline in October came one month after the NACCB, an Alexandria, Va. trade association that represents IT staffing and solutions firms, announced that IT hiring had been flat in September, the first month without growth in more than a year.
Still, the report asserts that the slight decline is just a small spot in a bright picture for IT employment prospects. The IT services industry is described as "buoyant," as employment has grown 140,000 jobs, or 4 percent, since October 2005.