High-tech employees are back in demand. The U.S. technology industry added almost 150,000 jobs in 2006, according to an April 24 report by the American Electronics Assn., an industry trade group. That was the largest gain since 2001, before the implosion of the tech bubble resulted in the loss of more than 1 million jobs in three years. The findings counter concerns--sometimes voiced by opponents of outsourcing--that high-tech jobs are being sent overseas.
There's plenty of domestic demand for a host of IT jobs, says Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing company headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. On average, it is taking 56 days to fill full-time IT positions, she says. Firms that want IT managers are looking at an even longer search--about 87 days. And the wait is only getting longer.
Source: BPM Today, http://www.bpm-today.com
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