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IT Hiring Still in Deep Freeze?

Doug is out today, so filling in for him is Michael Domingo, editor of MCPmag.com and the voice behind Redmond Radio.

The federal government's recent jobs report pegs unemployment at 10 percent (arguable, maybe). So, what's the outlook in IT? Two recent studies tell us that it's still the winter of our recession.

Janco Associates' most recent report shows IT hiring and spending to be as frigid as the weather fronts sweeping across the U.S. -- and salaries are just as icy. A study from Computer Economics mirrors Janco's report in IT hiring. But then it offers a ray of sunshine, predicting that those who plan to spend more has jumped from 11 percent in 2009 to 52 percent in 2010. [End of sentence corrected, per Computer Economics. -- MD]

That's a pretty big jump; do you buy it? Tell us at [email protected]. Also, do us a favor and vote in this poll at MCPmag.com about how many IT people your company plans to hire in 2010.

Posted by Michael Domingo on January 08, 2010


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