According to a new survey from the TechServe Alliance, IT employment grew by 14,000 jobs from January to February2010, representing one of the strongest month-to-month gains since 2008. While IT employment still remains nearly 200,000 jobs below its 2008 peak of 4 million jobs, hiring managers and recruiters point to the numbers as evidence that the employment outlook is improving. As demand for IT employees increases, they expect to see a slight uptick in hiring throughout 2010.
Consulting firms are already seeing increased hiring demand among some of their customers, while IT executives are hearing from recruiters about rising demand for IT workers. The uptick in jobs growth, while noticeable, is not dramatic. This reflects the fact that some companies continued to hire throughout the downturn. During the first two months of the year, there has been an increase of over 25,000 IT jobs. The data suggests renewed optimism and indicates that businesses are reversing recession-driven cutbacks.
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