IT Employment Takes Modest Dip in September

Oct 15, 2012, 15:35 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs experienced a small downturn in September after a year of consistent month-over-month growth.

According to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, the number of IT jobs shrank by 6,900 jobs in September to reach a level of 4,183,800. Despite the dip in September, IT employment has still grown 2.9% since this time last year.

"In a dynamic labor market like there is for IT professionals, month-to-month numbers are volatile," said Mark Roberts, the CEO of TechServe.

"I would not read too much into to one month's small decline. On balance, demand remains strong. If we were to see several months of month-over-month declines, that would be more indicative of a downward trend," added Roberts.

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