ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,284,300, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 3.8% since March 2016 adding 194,600 IT workers.
Engineering employment increased by 0.1 percent sequentially to 2,555,400. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 1.1% since March 2016 or 28,000 engineering workers.
"Engineering job growth posted its two best months in over a year. While still underperforming the overall workforce, the year-over-year rate of growth exceeded one percent for the first time in two years," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "While two months does not make a trend, I am encouraged by the improvement in engineering after an extended period of anemic job growth," added Roberts.
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About TechServe Alliance
TechServe Alliance is the national trade association of the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions 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 & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every consultant.
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