ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.1% sequentially last month to 5,313,200, 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 2.6% since August 2016 adding 135,900 IT workers.
Engineering employment increased by 0.2 percent sequentially to 2,574,800. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 1.5% since August 2016 or 37,500 engineering workers.
"Reversing a recent downward trend line, the rate of both IT and engineering job growth increased in August. This is particularly impressive against a backdrop of more anemic job growth in the overall labor market," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "While a single month does not establish a trend, I am encouraged by improvement in the IT and engineering employment picture," 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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