For the fifth month in a row, IT employment has hit a new record high. According to the TechServe Alliance IT Employment Index, the number of IT jobs grew by 17,000 in April and by 15,500 in May, or 0.4% sequentially to 4,179,500. In the past 12 months, IT employment has witnessed a 2.7% increase with the addition of over 110,000 jobs. Despite the fragile state of the overall job market, IT growth has not experienced any significant deceleration. "To the contrary, my member companies who placed high tech talent in most Fortune 1000 companies report both robust demand as well as a shortage of talent in high demand skill sets," insists CEO of TechServe Alliance, Mark Roberts. (TechServe Alliance, 2012).
According to the CareerBuilder Q2 2012 U.S. Jobs Forecast, 31% of employers had available positions for which they were unable to find qualified talent (a 7% increase from Q2, 2011). Due to increased competition for skilled talent, particularly in high-demand areas such as IT, healthcare, and engineering, recruiters play a vital role in helping employers work through the problem of the skills gap.
At SmartSource, our recruiters focus on finding and placing the right candidates with the skills and certifications that meet our clients' precise staffing demands. We diligently strive to provide job seekers with promising prospects and solutions through a smooth and structured process.