IT's Hiring Crisis

 
 
By Deb Perelman  |  Posted 2007-12-03 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IT is in the midst of a hiring schism, where the people that the field needs the most are the least interested in joining.

IT has a lot of hiring to do, thanks to the significant turnover expected in the field over the next decade brought on by Baby Boomer retirements, professionals who have left the field and declining enrollments in computer science degree programs.

At the same time, IT is in the midst of a hiring quandary of crisis proportions, where the people that the field needs the most are the ones least interested in joining, according to several experts.

"If you ask a young person looking at a career in other functions if they would consider a career in IT, you will probably get a response something like, 'Are you crazy? I wouldn't work in IT for any amount of money,'" said Bruce Skaistis, founder of eGlobal CIO, an IT consulting firm.

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