IT Employment Continues to Grow; Hits Another All-Time High in August

Sep 11, 2012, 12:03 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs continued to grow in August, hitting yet another monthly all-time high. 

According to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, the number of IT jobs grew by 5,100 jobs in August to reach a level of 4,198,800. Since this time last year IT employment has grown 3.36%.

"While the month-over-month rate of growth is not quite as robust as it was earlier in the year, overall IT employment remains strong," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.   "We continue to see strong demand as well as a shortage of talent in certain key IT skill sets," added Roberts.

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TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry. Hundreds of IT staffing, IT solutions and IT consulting 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 services for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT consultant.

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