IT and Engineering Jobs Continue to Grow at an Accelerated Pace in February

Mar 11, 2014, 17:39 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.38 percent sequentially last month to 4,605,700, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has grown by 2.23% since February 2013 adding 100,400 IT workers.

Engineering jobs grew again in February, up 0.20 percent sequentially to 2,486,600.  On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 1.56% since February 2013 adding 38,300 engineering workers.

"Following impressive numbers in January, I am pleased to see that IT and engineering job growth continued on a strong trajectory in February," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "I am very bullish on the future.  Absent a geopolitical or macroeconomic shock, we should see strong demand for IT and engineering talent throughout 2014," added Roberts.

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