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The growth rate for information technology jobs slowed in August, according to the TechServe Alliance’s IT employment index released Friday. The number of IT jobs rose 0.15 percent from the previous month. They had risen by 0.43 percent in July and 0.51 percent in June, according to previous index readings.
“Despite the deceleration in the rate of growth, the future for IT employment still remains bright,” said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. “While the deceleration is no doubt attributable to multiple factors, an inadequate supply of qualified IT talent remains a key reason. Even the Fed noted the impact of the shortage of IT talent with regard to New England region in its most recently released Beige Book.”
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT staffing firms, solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.