IT Employment Tops Milestone 5 Million Mark

Nov 11, 2015, 18:57 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,003,400, 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 4.0% since October 2014 adding 194,200 IT workers.

The rate of engineering job growth continues to be modest, barely in positive territory up only 0.01 percent sequentially to 2,529,400.  On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 0.6% since October 2014 adding 15,000 engineering workers.

"I am excited to report that IT employment topped 5 million jobs for the first time in October.  This is an important milestone reflecting the essential role IT professionals throughout the economy," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "While IT employment continues to outperform the overall job market, engineering employment growth remains anemic barely registering any growth," added Roberts.

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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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