ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In April, IT
employment increased by 0.35% to 5,340,400 jobs, according to
TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT &
Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year
basis, IT employment is up by 0.85% since April 2020 adding 45,200 IT workers.
Engineering employment grew by 0.14% sequentially to 2,601,500.
On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment increased by
4.85% since April 2020, adding
120,400 engineering workers.
"After nine consecutive months of strong growth, IT employment
on a year-over-over year basis has turned positive for the first
time in 17 months," observed
Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe
Alliance. "We have climbed out of deep chasm. While heartened by
the strong consecutive run of IT job creation, we have now returned
to the pre-pandemic environment where there is a chronic shortage
of IT professionals in many skill sets. A problem with no ready
solution," added Roberts.
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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.
SOURCE TechServe Alliance