ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.3 percent sequentially last month to 5,272,700, 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 3.9% since February 2016 adding 196,200 IT workers.
Engineering employment increased by 0.2 percent sequentially to 2,551,800. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment remained anemic increasing by 0.9% since February 2016 or 23,100 engineering workers.
"IT employment continued to grow with acceleration in the rate of growth in February. While the acceleration was modest, it reverses the general trend of modest deceleration we have seen over the past six months, stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "While the macroeconomic environment remains favorable for continued demand for IT talent, I remain concerned about the potential governmental action which could restrict job growth in the U.S. through restrictive immigration policies---pushing projects and jobs overseas. This would be a horrific outcome for both U.S.-based businesses and workers," observed 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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