IT Employment Inches Closer to 5 Million Mark

Aug 19, 2015, 14:17 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.3 percent sequentially last month to 4,959,500, 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 4.1% since July 2014 adding 193,300 IT workers.

The rate of engineering job growth continues to be modest, up slightly more than 0.1 percent sequentially to 2,525,000.  On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 0.6% since July 2014 adding 15,000 engineering workers.

"With IT employment continuing to grow steadily on a month-over-month basis, we are fast approaching 5 million workers employed in IT in the US.  I anticipate we will reach this important milestone before the end of the year," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "While IT employment remains a bright spot, engineering employment growth remains modest," added Roberts.

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