1. The national unemployment rate has inched closer to double digits, now reaching 9.4%.
While the economy may show a few faint signs of strengthening, IT hiring managers still expect recessionary forces to dampen recruiting efforts for the next six months. New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as well as survey results from a poll of 1,900 recruiters by tech employment gurus at Dice.com, gives a picture of the current IT job market.
Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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