Only 6,600 IT jobs were added in the U.S. in April.
The IT job market appears to be stalling out, according to the latest figures from Janco Associates, a management consulting firm that specializes in management information systems. According to Janco, not only were job gains tepid in April 2012, a significant number of out-of-work professionals are giving up on getting hired altogether. And the picture doesn't seem to be improving. The vast majority of CIOs have no immediate hiring plans, especially when it comes to mid- to senior-level managers and executives. "We found that most have some short-term needs that are of a 'temporary' nature," says Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco. "CIOs are continuing to keep the overall full-time headcounts level and do not see any increase in permanent staffing within the next several months. A few CIOs in selected areas like the San Francisco Bay area and Boston are bullish. However, for the most part, CIOs continues to remain cautious."
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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