IT professionals seek new opportunities despite volatile economy

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
June 12, 2013

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

The jobs market in the IT channel has experienced several major shifts in the last few years. New technology and growing trends are causing businesses to invest in top notch talent to manage the influx of new operations. However, the economy is still volatile and while demand for quality professionals is high, many IT workers feel uncertainty about their current roles.

A recent study from Randstad Technologies found that 46 percent of tech workers are likely to start looking for a new employment opportunity this year. That number is up 5 percent from a similar survey the year before. Despite many professionals looking for a new job, only 38 percent are confident that they will be able to find one, which is a 4 percent decline from last year.

CEB conducted a similar survey and found that roughly 75 percent of IT respondents are either planning or showing signs of wanting to leave their current job.

A ComputerWorld article broke down both surveys and pointed out the counterintuitive nature of these findings.

"If employees are worried about their jobs and less confident about the economy, what usually happens is they stay in the job they have. But the opposite appears to be occurring here," the article reads.

Every IT Principal is looking for the best IT talent it can find to manage the business systems it depends on. The competition for technical talent has never been greater, thus many enterprises have turned toward experienced VARs and MSPs in lieu of hiring employees. Solution Providers that have partnered with VAR Staffing can be sure to offer the impactful talent enterprises need.

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