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While CIOs say they expect to see a slight dip in IT hiring plans for the last six months of this year, according to recent survey results, one tech recruiter says the outlook appears positive. Here's a closer look at CIO hiring plans for the remaining months of 2016, including layoffs, the most in-demand IT skills, and the hottest regions.
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CIOs Planning To Hire
While leaders have spent the past few years building out their teams and adding employees at a particularly rapid pace in order to get initiatives up and running, they are now looking to add strategic full-time hires to manage the systems, processes, and changes they've spent so much time implementing, Reed noted.
During the recession, IT hiring was substantially different. Robert Half Technology, which used to do quarterly surveys, found that only 14% of CIOs planned to hire in the third quarter of 2008, and only 11% of them did in the fourth quarter. Then in 2009, that dropped down to 8% in the third quarter and 6% in the fourth. By the time 2010 rolled around, IT hiring picked up slightly to 10% in the third quarter and 9% in the fourth.
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