RHT's Mid-Year Hiring Outlook: Bright Spots Do Exist - Page 2

Jul 24, 2009

Dave Willmer

U.S. Regions Where CIOs Forecast Growth in IT Staff - Three regions are equally optimistic about hiring in the third quarter, with a net 4% increase each. CIOs in the South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) states attribute hiring plans to a growing need for customer/end-user support.

In the East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee) region, many technology executives are hiring to keep up with increasing workloads.

The majority of CIOs in the Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington) states credit plans to add IT staff to corporate growth or expansion.

Hiring activity isn’t likely to reach mid-decade highs again anytime soon. However, this may be an opportune time to build bench strength on your team through judicious full-time hires that support longer-term needs. With many talented IT professionals in the job market, you may be able to recruit individuals with marketable skill sets who might not have considered your firm in the past.

Dave Willmer is executive director of Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of IT professionals for initiatives ranging from e-business development and multi-platform systems integration to network security and technical support. The company has more than 100 locations worldwide and offers online job search services at Please see the whole the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report for addtional results.

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