ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After another strong month of IT employment growth in March, IT employment reached another all-time high.
In March, the number of IT jobs grew by 15,000 or 0.4 percent sequentially to 4,146,300, according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers. The first quarter of 2012 marks more than two years of consecutive quarterly growth in IT employment.
"While overall employment growth was disappointing in March, demand for IT professionals remains robust. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew at almost twice the rate of the overall job market," observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "Based on our analysis of BLS data as well as initial reports of increased demand for IT professionals through the H-1B visa program, we fully anticipate that IT employment will continue to hit new highs throughout 2012," added Roberts.
For complete March 2012 IT Index please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org/documents/IndexreleaseApril2012-MBR.pdf
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TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry. Hundreds of IT staffing, IT solutions and IT consulting 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 services for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT consultant.
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