The information technology staffing industry is projected to grow 7 percent in 2013, according to the latest forecast by Staffing Industry Analyst.
Demand for contract IT professionals continues to be one of the most robust sectors of the staffing industry, as U.S. businesses continue to invest in new technology to enable their core operating activities, the report said.
“In our September industry forecast report, we lowered our market growth rate estimate slightly from 8 percent to 7 percent in both 2013 and 2014, due in part to lower GDP growth this year,” said Timothy Landhuis, research analyst with Staffing Industry Analyst and author of U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: September Update. “However, the IT staffing segment remains the largest of the professional staffing markets by a wide margin, and remains one of the fastest growing segments in our forecast, with demand opportunities arising in sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, energy and financial activities.”
The updated forecast is projecting an additional 7 percent growth in 2014 for the industry to reach $25.9 billion.
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