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IT Employment Enters 2020 On A Downward Trajectory

In December, IT employment ticked down .04% to 5,346,700 jobs last month according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment was down 0.06% since December 2018 shedding 3,400 IT workers on a net basis.

IT Employment Enters 2020 On A Downward Trajectory

Engineering employment increased 0.07% sequentially to 2,677,600. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment increased by 1.63% since December 2018 or 42,900 engineering workers.

“For the last three months of 2019, IT employment ticked down and is down on a year-over-year basis,” observed CEO of TechServe Alliance. “While one likes to be hopeful at the beginning of a new year, I am pessimistic we will be able to achieve significant growth in IT employment given the severe talent shortage particularly in many high demand skill sets.  With ever more restrictive immigration policies and an insufficient supply of domestic talent, I foresee we will fall well short of meeting demand of U.S. businesses throughout 2020,” added Roberts.

For the complete January 2020 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: https://www.techservealliance.org/files/January%202020%20Index%20-%20MBR.pdf

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