Thursday, July 10, 2008

IT Employment Still Up

Here's an article showing U.S. IT jobs hitting a record high in recent months. Even more interesting though are the comments after the article. There remains a lot of cynicism regarding IT jobs in this country, but I think some of these folks need to objectively look at themselves in the mirror and ask where the problem lies. Granted there are many IT skill sets where supply by far exceeds demand, like in the management ranks. But if unemployment within your sector is low enough to be considered fully employed, and you have not worked in years, then perhaps you need to adjust your demands. Whether that be in salary, location, responsibilities, or whatever is preventing you from being hired. I still see that good workers are working and in demand. And they are compensated fairly well still. The good workers that are long unemployed are likely asking for something unrealistic to the current market. There will always be conspiracy theorists claiming that this article spins numbers. But we've seen similar numbers from industry sources such as the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB) July 2008 IT Employment Index

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