IT jobs see modest growth in US; engineering employment improves

The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,107,200, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 3.8% sinceApril 2015 adding 189,100 IT workers.

Engineering employment improved, growing 0.1 percent sequentially to 2,531,500.  On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment grew by an anemic 0.8% since April 2015 adding 21,100 engineering workers, the association said in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday.

“IT employment continued its steady but unremarkable growth in April.   On the engineering side, we saw the return of modest growth after ticking down the prior month,” stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “While there remains an air of uncertainty, we continue to see hiring in many technical skill sets continue at a solid pace.  Employers and the employment market are not monolithic.  While we are seeing weak demand in some industries, other industries such as management and technical consulting are showing remarkable strength,” observed Roberts.

About TechServe Alliance
TechServe Alliance is the national trade association of the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the “collective scale” of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every consultant. – USNewswire

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