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IT hiring forecast optimistic ... for now

Ann Bednarz | June 7, 2012
Despite the recent lackluster employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there's cause for optimism on the IT hiring front, according to Dice.com. In a poll of 800 IT-focused hiring managers and recruiters, the tech jobs site found 73% plan to increase hiring in the second half of the year compared to the first six months of 2012.

"For technology workers, a group that had not been doing poorly in the BLS reports -- up by nearly 45,000 [jobs] over the last seven months -- I think we will now see at best a flattening out over the next several months," said Foote, CEO at Foote Partners, which analyzes IT and business labor trends, in a statement. "I mean, why hire more people when real economic growth has taken such a hit? We won't be seeing layoffs but we won't be seeing the 6,400 per month average in new tech job creation that has been occurring over the last half year."

 

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