Jobs in the technology industry may be few and far between, tech workers surveyed by Technisource say – but they expect the sector to continue posting growth in the long term.
The staffing company reports this week that tech-sector employees are less confident now than they were three months ago. Slowing economic growth and concerns about cutbacks in corporate IT spending may be weighing on sentiment – and more tech employees said technology-related jobs will be hard to find. Fifty-six percent of the people Technisource polled say fewer jobs are available, compared to 49 percent in the second quarter.
Still, company president Michael Winwood said, not all is bad in tech. "Our data still shows that the majority of workers remain quite confident in their own job security, the future of their current employer and in their ability to find a new job," he noted.
And, as Businessweek reported recently, job sites like Dice.com and TheLadders.com are seeing a surge in demand for software engineers. Dice says software engineer openings have risen 38 percent in the past year, while TheLadders says they've spiked 65 percent.