IT jobs growth slows, engineering employment improvesStaff Writer | August 11, 2016
The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,142,900, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry.
Jobs in the U.S. Only IT 9,400 jobs during July
After several months of sluggish to no growth, engineering employment posted its best month since January expanding 0.2 percent sequentially to 2,536,900.
On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment still remains anemic growing only 0.65% since July 2015 or 16,500 engineering workers.
"For the first time all year, growth for IT employment fell below 10,000 jobs - adding only 9,400 jobs during the month of July. On the engineering side, engineering employment improved posting its best month since January," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. ■