No Slowdown for IT -- Robust Job Growth Continues in April
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 8, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite an anemic overall jobs report, IT jobs continued to grow briskly in April--reaching yet another historic milestone.
In April, the number of IT jobs grew by 17,000 or .4 percent sequentially to 4,168,700, according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.
April marks the fourth consecutive month where IT employment has reached a new record high. IT jobs have increased by 117,000, an increase of 2.9 percent, in the past 12 months. In comparison, the number of overall jobs grew only 0.1 percent in April and was up only 1.4 percent from the same time last year.
"Once again, job growth in IT continues to outperform most other sectors," observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "With unemployment rates in many IT occupations less than half the national unemployment rate of 8.1%, we are actually seeing a talent shortage in many high-demand skillsets," added Roberts.
About TechServe Alliance 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. 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 services for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT consultant.