IT employment continued its month-over-month climb in September, growing for the 20th consecutive month according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.IT employment rose 5,800 in September to 4,059,500 – a gain of about 0.14 percent from August – and was up close to 100,000 jobs, or nearly 2.5 percent, year-over-year.
“While the overall labor market has been struggling to recover, demand for IT professionals remains strong,” stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “Absent a significant deterioration in the macroeconomic environment, we remain bullish on continued growth in IT employment for the foreseeable future,” commented Roberts.
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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.
Released: Alexandria, VA, October 18, 2011