May 16, 2013

IT Staffing Report

In this issue: U.S. tech jobs rise; H-1B visa issue under debate; Worldwide PC sales down ...

Computer science degrees spike — biggest jump since 1996

May 16, 2013

Total information technology employment has grown at a tremendous pace compared to the growth in total U.S. employment over the last 12 years. Yet, growth in the number of undergraduates signing up for computer science degrees has been tepid. However, things have been turning around bit by bit and it... More

US tech jobs rise for 17th month

May 16, 2013

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose in April to more than 4.4 million, an increase of 0.24 percent from the previous month, according to the TechServe Alliance.

US Senate committee discusses immigration bill, H-1Bs

May 16, 2013

H-1B visa issues are among the items under debate during discussion of an immigration bill this week by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. H-1B visas are used by companies — including staffing firms — to bring in specialized professionals to the U.S. such as engineers and computer programmers.

Worldwide PC sales experience sharp decline

May 16, 2013

While annual U.S. purchases of computers continued to exhibit a strong upward trend in 2012, worldwide use of computers appears to be on shaky grounds.

Tata settles consultant lawsuit for $30 million

May 16, 2013

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NYSE: TCS.NS) agreed to pay $29.75 million to settle a class action lawsuit that involves as many as 12,600 current and former employees who were brought to the U.S. to work as IT consultants, according to court records.

Softchoice, Wipro deals among public M&A

May 16, 2013

Here are recent publicly announced mergers & acquisitions of IT services firms. Today’s announcement includes deals involving Softchoice Corp. (TSX: SO) going private, Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT) acquiring a big data firm.

Contract watch: IBM, CGI, Wipro ...

May 16, 2013

Here is a list of the latest information technology services contract announcements. Firms making announcements include IBM (NYSE: IBM), CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A), Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SSP.

TriZetto CEO departs

May 16, 2013

TriZetto Corp. Chairman and CEO Trace Devanny left the company earlier this month. A search is under way for a permanent CEO for the Denver-based healthcare IT solutions provider. 

Canada sharpens temporary foreign worker rules

May 16, 2013

Companies operating in Canada that use the Temporary Foreign Worker program will face tougher rules.

Performance gap widens between US IT staffing firms

May 16, 2013

The performance gap between “high-profit” information technology staffing companies in the U.S. and typical firms in the industry has reached historic levels, according to the 2013 TechServe Alliance Operating Practices Report released by the TechServe Alliance.

2013 Growth Assessment: Information Technology Staffing

December 20, 2012

  • IT staffing projected to grow 8% in 2013 
  • Healthcare IT and ICD10 fueling growth
  • IT buyers report 13% saving from using contingents
  • IT solutions represents an additional opportunity

May 2013 Jobs Report Digest

May 5, 2013

  • Temporary help jobs up 31,000 in April, and up 7.4% versus last year
  • Total nonfarm employment up 165,000 in April
  • The temp penetration rate rose to 1.97%