Demand for IT pros jumps

Some recent indicators bring good news for IT pros looking for work — and bad news for managers charged with retaining staffers.
Overall, last week’s government report showed employers added 290,000 jobs in April. Many of those were in the tech field.

Industry group TechServe Alliance reported that employers added 17,300 tech jobs in the month, according to a recent ComputerWorld story. Another study, by Foote Partners LLC, reports an increase of 16,000 tech jobs.

Also, while companies focused on hiring temporary or contract workers during the recession, demand for full-time hires appears to be increasing. Of all the jobs posted on in April, 62% were for full-time positions. That’s compared to 56% from October of last year.

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