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CIOs plan to increase hiring in first quarter of next year

Chief information officers are showing signs of optimism as they look toward the New Year, according to t...


December 2, 2009  


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Chief information officers are showing signs of optimism as they look toward the New Year, according to the first-quarter Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.

 

An estimated 6% of technology executives anticipate adding IT staff in the first quarter of 2010 and 4% plan workforce reductions.

 

The net 2% increase is up one point from last quarter’s forecast. Meanwhile, 83% of CIOs plan to maintain current personnel levels.

 

“As the economy continues to strengthen, one area in which organizations will be investing is within technology, including carefully expanding their IT staff,” said Geoff Thompson, vice president with Robert Half Technology.

 

“Firms are bringing in a combination of full-time, contract and project workers to help manage growth initiatives and expansion opportunities.”