According to a new survey, the only reason companies aren’t hiring more IT professionals is that they can’t find more qualified candidates to hire.
“(I)t is clear we are in a no-growth environment due to the lack of available talent,” said Mark Roberts, CEO of the IT trade association TechServe Alliance. According to data from the Alliance, even if the economy goes into a recession, “demand for tech talent will continue to outstrip supply for the foreseeable future.”
That’s also the feeling of IT workers themselves, based on a different survey put together by IT management company SolarWinds. According to the IT professionals they interviewed, more than two thirds say they are confident about their career choice, even in the face of a potential economic downturn.
If anything, about half say their companies are understaffed.
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