Trends Report

The US Tech Sector Is Adding Jobs

US Software And IT Services Industries Increase Employment In 2011 And 2012

January 19th, 2012
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Sarah Musto , Jamie Warner

Summary

Forrester has made the point that US companies have chosen to invest in technology instead of adding jobs. But the counterpoint is that US tech vendors — especially software and IT services companies — have been hiring at a rapid rate and thus contributing to US job growth. This is a positive for the industry in terms of public and political relations about tech's effect on employment. But it also highlights the potential for software and IT services firms in particular to face shortages of potential candidates.

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With
Christopher Mines
Sarah Musto
and Jamie Warner