Friday, May 16, 2008

IT job growth amid uncertain economic times

The job forecast is not all bad nationwide, apparently. From an article on IT job growth:

The Buffalo Niagara region added 4,200 jobs in April from a year ago, showing employment gains amid uncertain economic times nationally.

Tim O’Brien, managing director of Spherion Staffing Services in Rochester, said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the state’s April jobs report. “It does reflect there still is opportunity here,” he said.

Spherion’s New York Employee Confidence Index increased in April. One of its findings: 72 percent of workers surveyed were confident in the future of their employer, up 13 percentage points from the previous month.

That could indicate people are more inclined to hunker down and stay in their current jobs rather than look around, he said. But in certain sectors Spherion serves, such as information technology, engineering and accounting and finance, demand is strong for new hires.