As this blog previously reported, September saw a drop in the hiring numbers for the IT channel, despite strong overall job growth. Many experts predicted down technology staffing to just be a small blip on the radar as yearly growth has remained steady. The dip was chalked up to everything from the presidential election to normal end of the fiscal year planning. It looks like they may have been right.
According to the October numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the IT sector added 12,500 jobs, which is a massive upswing from the 1,700 net loss that September saw. It also stands above the monthly average growth of 9.670 jobs.
David Foote, the CEO of IT analyst firm Foote Partners, broke down the recent numbers.
"So this was not just a reversal of September's dip but a big statement that demand for IT professionals is unquestioned," Foote said in a statement. "This is a strong and sustained trend that is impervious to the occasional market hiccup."
The turnaround was predicted by Foote and other industry experts. According to interviews conducted by his firm, many companies were in a hiring freeze during September as they created a game plan for the future of IT investing.
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