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Getting the IT Kids to Come -- and Stay

When did it get so hard to attract good IT employees? At some point in the last few years, luring top talent has become increasingly competitive for IT managers, and for the small and midsize business, it's an issue that speaks not only to their success but also to their very survival.
When did it get so hard to attract good IT employees? At some point in the last few years, luring top talent has become increasingly competitive for IT managers, and for the small and midsize business, it's an issue that speaks not only to their success but also to their very survival.Perhaps the paucity of talent can be explained by recent Department of Labor statistics:

"America will add more than 1 million IT jobs between 2004 and 2014, according to the Department of Labor," quotes the Mercury News. But, it continues, "At the same time, undergraduate enrollment in computer sciences declined 59 percent from 2001 to 2005."