IT & Engineering Employment Growth Rates Hold Steady

Jul 17, 2015, 11:41 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.3 percent sequentially last month to 4,943,900, 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 4.4% since June 2014 adding 208,200 IT workers.

The rate of engineering job growth continues to be sluggish, up slightly less than 0.1 percent sequentially to 2,523,200.  On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 0.7% since June 2014 adding 18,600 engineering workers.

"IT employment continued its modest growth trajectory in June while the rate of growth in   engineering employment remained sluggish," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "With the IT growth rate coming within a narrow range for the last 10 months, it seems we have fallen into a pattern of modest but consistent growth.  Though demand has not abated, an inadequate supply of IT professionals in high-demand skill sets continues to be a major factor in restricting the rate of growth," added Roberts.

For the complete July 2015 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org/pressroom/documents/IndexReleaseJuly2015.pdf

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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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