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US IT Job Growth Underperforms Growth Of Overall Workforce

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.04% sequentially last month to 5,340,000 according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 0.78% since June 2017 adding 41,200 IT workers.

Engineering employment increased by 0.29 percent sequentially to 2,600,600. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 2.16% since June 2017 or 55,100 engineering workers.

"While IT job growth had historically outperformed the growth rate of the overall workforce, the shortage of IT talent is causing the sector to underperform," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.  "With an insufficient domestic talent supply and the 'doubling down' by the Administration on its restrictive immigration policies, the ability to attract and recruit IT professionals in high demand skill sets who have many options will continue to be at a premium" added Roberts.

For the complete July 2018 TechServe Alliance Employment Indices please visit: https://www.techservealliance.org/files/July%202018%20Index%20MBR.pdf

About TechServe Alliance
TechServe Alliance is the national trade association of the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the "collective scale" of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every consultant.

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