ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.3 percent sequentially last month to 4,929,400, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has grown by 4.8% since May 2014 adding 225,000 IT workers.
The rate of engineering job growth continues to be sluggish, up only 0.1 percent sequentially to 2,520,400. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 0.9% since May 2014 adding 22,000 engineering workers.
"IT employment continued its modest growth trajectory in May while the rate of growth in engineering employment remained sluggish," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "While demand for IT talent remains strong, an inadequate supply of IT professionals in high-demand skill sets is restricting the rate of growth. There are simply too few U.S. students pursuing careers in IT coupled with restrictive immigration policies that are inadequate to meet the needs of U.S. businesses. Until we address this long-term problem, IT employment growth will not reach its full potential," added Roberts.
For the complete June 2015 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org/pressroom/documents/IndexReleaseJune2015.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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