Careers Slideshow: Hiring Ahead for IT

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 12-08-2009
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Hiring Ahead for IT

Hiring Ahead for IT

7% of CIOs nationwide expect to add IT staff

4% expect to reduce IT staff

3% anticipated surplus, outpacing the previous 3 quarters

CIOs are growing more bullish about future hiring. According to Robert Half Technology's quarterly IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, the IT hiring surplus-the percentage of CIOs expecting to add staff minus the percentage expecting to reduce staff-is on the rise, which should provide a glimmer of hope to the legions of out-of-work IT professionals. Staffing firm Robert Half Technology has been churning out its quarterly IT hiring report since 1995, and the latest edition, for which more than 1,400 CIOs were surveyed, focuses on staffing expectations for the first quarter of 2010. Here are some nuggets of optimism that can be gleaned from what CIOs are anticipating next quarter:


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