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14% of CIOs plan to hire

September 14 2007

Fourteen percent of chief information officers plan to add information technology staff in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half Technology IT hiring index released this week. The 14% minus the 2% who anticipate cutting staff leaves a net 12% hiring increase, which compares to net hiring increases of 15% for the third quarter and 10% for the fourth quarter of 2006.

The majority of respondents, 83%, forecast no change in IT hiring.

Corporate growth was the key reason for hiring for 45% of tech executives, increased end user and customer support was key for 18%. The most needed technical skill was Windows administration, according to 73% of the CIOs.

The survey interviewed more than 1,400 CIOs. Robert Half Technology is a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NSYE: RHI).

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