07 Mar CIOs looking to hire more IT workers in second quarter
Madison, Wis. – CIOs must know something that Alan Greenspan doesn’t because more of them plan to be in a hiring mode in the second quarter of 2007, according to the latest Robert Half index of national information technology hiring.
The report, published after former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan forecast a possible recession in the second half of the year, indicates that 14 percent of CIOs plan to add full-time IT staff in the second quarter – the strongest quarterly IT hiring outlook since the third quarter of 2002.
Only two percent of the 1,400 respondents expect staff reductions in the three-month period from April to June.
The reason for their optimism? A strong business climate, especially in the Rocky Mountain region and on the west coast, which has convinced companies to expand operations, according to Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half.
With 19 percent predicting additional hiring, CIOs from companies of 1,000 or more employees are the most likely to hire additional staff this spring.
Windows administration (server 2000/2003) was identified as the IT skill set that is in the greatest demand.
Survey respondents were taken from a random sample of CIOs from American companies with 100 or more employees.
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