IT hiring resources deal with increasingly complex market
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The health of the IT hiring landscape changes with every report that gets published. IT Principals are dealing with a breadth of IT challenges that are ever-evolving, so finding the right resources to answer these new obstacles is becoming harder. While the market may have trouble defining what is going on, it doesn't change the fact that there are new technology initiatives infiltrating enterprises that require impactful talent to bring sufficient value to these companies.
A new report from Patrick Thibodeau of ComputerWorld looks at the IT job market and what the latest unemployment numbers from the Labor Department for the month of June actually mean.
The U.S. experienced a net gain of 80,000 jobs in June, which is considered by many experts to be a weak number. According to Foote Partners, an IT research group, 8,200 of those new jobs were IT related, which shows that IT professionals are "desired and being hired." Janco Associates, another research firm that looks at IT hiring numbers estimates that only 3,400 IT jobs were created. The discrepancy comes from defining what an IT job is.
Regardless of the numbers, IT Principals are looking for professionals with specific skill sets.
"We're always looking for the most skilled people, the most talented people, who are capable of inventing the future, not just doing the same old type of work that's become a commodity – fixing code, testing code that someone else wrote, that someone else invented," said Michael Beckley, the CTO of business software provider Appian to the source.
Beckley went on to say that the current hiring market is the most competitive he has ever seen and the number of potential employees who meet his criteria is small.
Progressive VARs and Integrators that are partnered with VAR Staffing – the leading talent acquisition firm to the Solution Provider Community – can offer premier talent to IT Principals who are looking for impactful solution architects and engineers.
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