How Wide is the IT Labor Shortage?

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 04-24-2008

The debate over whether there are sizeable IT labor shortages in the United States is challenging and complex. There has been plenty of discussion on H-1B visas, a purported lack of computer science graduates and a cry from the human resources industry that many jobs in technology simply cannot get filled.

Nearly one in four CIOs polled by Robert Half International in a recent survey said finding skilled IT professionals is their greatest staffing challenge. It's gone so far that major company heads like Bill Gates of Microsoft have urged the U.S. government to increase the number of H1-B visas to help fill gaps.

But to hiring managers looking for very specific qualifications, it really doesn't matter whether there are copious amounts of technology drones in the workforce. It only matters whether their organizations can find just the right workers for the jobs at hand.

Read the full story: IT Labor Shortage or Not, Gaps Remain

More on the IT skills shortage:

Opinion: Blame CIOs for the Skills Shortage

Baseline: Is There Really an IT Labor Shortage?

Analysis: The Looming CIO Shortage

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