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Randstad: Canadian IT Hiring Projections Mixed

January 18 2012

The information technology staffing outlook for 2012 in Canada is decidedly mixed, according to a survey of Canadian business decision-makers commissioned by Randstad Technologies and IBM Canada.

Forty-nine percent of chief information officers and vice presidents surveyed plan to grow their current staffing levels, and 41 percent plan to keep IT staffing levels constant. Only 10 percent of those surveyed expected to decrease levels.

“The markets that we’ve seen the most upswings in recently are the financial services and banking sector, as well as government,” said Mike Winterfield, president of Randstad Technologies. “In terms of the types of roles that are in high-demand right now, we have seen a notable increase in companies looking to hire business analysts, web developers and different infrastructure support type roles.”

The Randstad Technologies/IBM Canadian IT Staffing Outlook surveyed more than 200 top-level business decision makers between Oct. 4 and Nov. 18, 2011.

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