IT Employment Strengthens in January; Engineering Jobs Grow Modestly

Feb 14, 2014, 12:57 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.40 percent sequentially last month to 4,587,500, 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 2.83% since January 2013 adding 126,200 IT workers.  

Engineering jobs grew once again in January, up 0.13 percent sequentially last month to 2,483,200.  On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 1.61% since January 2013 adding 39,400 engineering workers.  Both indices reflected the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual rebenchmarking of employment data this month.

"As we begin the year, I am encouraged by the accelerating rate of growth in IT and engineering employment.  I believe the strong January jobs numbers are a harbinger of a promising year to come," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.

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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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