IT Employment Growth Accelerates; Up More Than 5% in a Year

Jun 10, 2013, 14:46 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With strong growth in May and significant upward revisions of April's number, IT employment crossed another milestone posting more than 5% growth year-over-year.   

The number of IT jobs grew 0.27 percent sequentially last month to 4,449,200, according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers. With the upward revision in April's numbers from 0.24 to 0.53 percent, IT employment has grown by 5.43% since May 2012 adding almost 230,000 IT workers.    

"I am pleased to see accelerating growth in IT employment reflecting robust demand for talent," stated Mark Roberts, the CEO of TechServe Alliance. "Going forward, the greatest risk potentially inhibiting the full potential for IT employment growth in the U.S. is an inadequate supply of talent.  As a nation, we need to dramatically increase education and training in STEM occupations and enact reasonable immigration policies that encourage well educated foreign nationals in high-demand skillsets to live and work in the US," added Roberts.

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