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The IT Job Market: A Positive Outlook

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the IT job market? Many professionals still see the employment environment as challenging. In fact, 42 percent of workers surveyed recently said it was more difficult to find a job in 2005 than the previous year, according to The Robert Half International (RHI) and CareerBuilder.com Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations (EDGE) Report.

The good news is that hiring has steadily improved in the past two years, and demand is high for qualified technology professionals.

Research conducted by RHI, as well as anecdotal reports from the businesses we work with, paints a positive picture.

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In the most recent RHI IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, a net 9 percent of CIOs surveyed plan to add technology staff in the second quarter of 2006. The net hiring increase/decrease is the number of CIOs planning to increase their staff size minus the number of CIOs planning to reduce staff size.

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