ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.03% sequentially last month to 5,337,000 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 0.85% since May 2017 adding 44,900 IT workers.
Engineering employment increased by 0.18 percent sequentially to 2,591,000. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 1.98% since May 2017 or 50,300 engineering workers.
"With the unemployment rate for the overall workforce at historic lows and IT occupations at levels economists would unequivocally deem to be 'full employment,' the shortage of IT professionals has become acute," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "We have hit a wall in terms of IT jobs growth. There are simply not enough qualified IT professionals to meet demand. This shortage has only been further exacerbated by the restrictive immigration policies of this Administration," added Roberts.
For the complete June 2018 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: https://www.techservealliance.org/files/June%202018%20Index%20MBR.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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