ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While IT employment grew for the 25th consecutive month, the rate of growth has continued to decelerate.
The number of IT jobs grew 0.11 percent sequentially last month to 4,513,300, 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 5.88% since September 2012 adding 250,000 IT workers.
"While demand for IT professionals remains strong, the rate of IT employment growth has slowed over the last quarter," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "The deceleration is no doubt attributable to multiple factors including some increased caution on the part of businesses and uncertainty associated with policy disputes in Washington, DC," added Roberts.
For the complete September 2013 IT Index please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org/pressroom/documents/IndexreleaseOctober2013-MBR.pdf
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TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within 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 IT & Engineering consultant.
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