ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,094,400, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 3.9% since March 2015 adding 190,500 IT workers.
Engineering employment ticked down 0.05 percent sequentially to 2,528,200. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment grew by an anemic 0.8% since March 2015 adding 20,200 engineering workers---continuing to underperform the overall workforce.
"While I would not characterize Q1 numbers as robust, IT employment continued to post steady growth in March. On the engineering side, employment ticked down modestly," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "Many policymakers have noted that while there is still significant underlying strength in the US economy, all indicators are not uniformly positive. The same could be said for job growth in technical occupations particularly engineering," observed Roberts.
For the complete Apr. 2016 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org///files/Index%20Release%20April%202016.pdf
About TechServe Alliance
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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SOURCE TechServe Alliance