As the excitement over recent hardware innovations from tech giants like Apple grows, there is a lot to look forward to in the technology world. The latest smartphones and tablets are becoming watercooler talk and IT departments are inundated with new programs and devices that increase productivity and profitability.
The latest version of the Employee Confidence Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, looked at the third quarter results for workers' feelings across several industries. The study interviewed 3,790 adults – 212 in the IT field – and found that confidence among IT employees is the highest of any industry.
According to the study, U.S. technology workers measured at 56.8 on the confidence index, which is up 5.1 points from the second quarter of 2012.
"Technology workers were more optimistic about nearly all confidence measures this quarter, including the strength of the economy, the availability of jobs, and overall employability," Bob Dickey, EVP of Technologies at Randstad U.S – the company that commissioned the survey, said in a press release. "This is not surprising given the future outlook for this sector, which remains bright and encouraging."
Much of the confidence come from a more positive outlook on IT employment. According to the survey, 27 percent of IT workers believe more jobs will be available this quarter, compared to only 19 percent last quarter. On top of that, 55 percent have an optimistic attitude in their ability to find a new job.
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