If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
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If you're an IT professional, it's a good time to be looking for a job. According to CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2017, "Forty-one percent of US firms report having IT job openings and are actively recruiting candidates." While many of those available positions are the result of expansion, 38% of the companies surveyed were replacing IT workers who had left for other jobs. As the economy improves, many technology professionals are looking to making a change.
In the same vein, a report from Robert Half Technology found that 16% of US CIOs planned to expand their IT teams this year, and 69% expected to hire workers to fill vacancies caused by turnover. Only 14% planned to reduce head count or put hiring on hold.
"Tech has been one of the bright spots of the employment picture over the past three to four years, and that will probably continue," said John Reed, senior executive director for Robert Half Technology. He added, "One thing is certain: There are definitely more tech jobs than tech professionals."
But where are those tech jobs?
Experts say that nine key industries are planning significant IT hiring in the coming year, and which IT skillsets they are most likely to need.
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio
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