ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec.7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.1 percent sequentially last month to 5,177,500, 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 2.7% since November 2015 adding 135,300 IT workers.
Engineering employment remains sluggish, also growing 0.1 percent sequentially to 2,543,900. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment remained anemic increasing by only 0.8% since November 2015 or 20,500 engineering workers.
"While the overall rate of growth in IT employment has continued to decelerate throughout the year, demand remains strong in some skill sets and sectors," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "With early indications that the new Administration may adopt more restrictive immigration policies, legislative and regulatory developments will need to be closely watched in the coming year. Given some IT occupations are effectively at full employment with unemployment under 2%, any effort to further restrict access to high-tech talent would exacerbate the chronic domestic shortage of talent in high-demand skill sets and could have an adverse effect on growth," observed Roberts.
For the complete December 2016 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: https://www.techservealliance.org/files/Index%20ReleaseDec2016.pdf
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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SOURCE TechServe Alliance