IT Employment sees steady climb in March; engineering job growth slows
Information Technology and engineering jobs continued to grow in March, according to Alexandria-based TechServe Alliance’s Employment Indices, but one sector fared better than the other.
The association says IT jobs grew 0.3 percent last month to 4,899,700. Engineering jobs, on the other hand, only grew 0.1 percent to 2,523,400.
On a year-over-year basis, engineering jobs increased 1.4 percent since March 2014 adding 34,200 workers. During the same time period IT employment grew 5.1 percent, adding 234,700 workers.
“Despite an anemic overall jobs report in March, IT employment continued to show resilience. While the data from a single month does not reflect a trend, engineering job growth struggled in March—falling behind the growth rate of the overall workforce, ” Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance, said in a statement.
TechServe Alliance is the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry.