CIOs Gaining Confidence in IT Hiring, Investments

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-22-2014 Email

It would be a stretch to describe the U.S. economy as "robust." However, it sure appears to be moving in the right direction. And that's good enough for CIOs to boost their forecast for both hiring and IT investment in 2014, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. The accompanying "Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report" reveals that an increasing percentage of CIOs are planning to expand current technology department staffing levels. (Albeit, the vast majority are comfortable with filling only open positions, as opposed to increasing staffing levels.) Still, a mere 2% intend to reduce IT staff. "We continue to see strong demand for IT professionals across the United States," says John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "Professionals with skills in mobile applications development, data analytics and networking are in especially high demand." The research was compiled based upon surveys conducted throughout this year, and at least 2,300 U.S. CIOs took part in each one. For more about the findings, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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