Finding Washington, DC JobsJune 13, 2008 by joel cheesman
A recent Robert Half International survey found that the number of Washington, DC jobs in the information technology industry is expected to increase next quarter. For years, this sector has remained relatively strong in the area, but the results of the survey are especially comforting at a time when thoughts of an economic recession are slowing down the growth of jobs in Washington, DC and elsewhere.
The survey found that 15 percent of Chief Information Officers are planning on creating Washington DC jobs in this sector sometime during the next quarter. Only 2 percent of the CIO’s who participated reported that they will be cutting jobs. The result is a net 13 percent gain in IT jobs in DC. Last quarter, Robert Half found that only 12 percent of employers in this sector had plans of increasing their payrolls.
Data shows that Washington DC job growth in the information technology sector is expected to fair better than the rest of the nation. The survey found that, nationally, only 10 percent of employers anticipated creating new job listings in the third quarter.
Executive director of Robert Half Technology Katherine Spencer Lee says that “Employers are hiring full-time staff to support business demands, as well as bringing in project professionals for shorter-term initiatives.” Larger companies, those with 1,000 or more employees, are expecting to create the most Washington DC jobs. The survey also found that networking remains the hottest IT job for the fourth quarter in a row.
The Washington DC job outlook was reached by compiling the responses of 200 CIO’s from companies that have more than 100 employees. For the national results, Robert Half Technology received responses from 1,400 executives. The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and results were weighted to give a more accurate reflection of hiring expectations in each region.
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