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HR Pressed by IT Skills Shortages, Growing Demand

October 31, 2022


Data released by CompTIA shows that while there were 84,000 net new workers added to technology teams in September, the month also saw approximately 302,400 technology job postings, and all signs indicate that there could be prolonged hiring difficulties for employers in the foreseeable future.

CompTIA, a Chicago-area nonprofit association for the information technology industry and workforce, relied on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for its analysis. The organization also said tech industry year-to-date employment is tracking 22 percent ahead of 2021.

As the economy wobbles under higher interest rates, inflation, the Great Resignation and the redesign of work since the pandemic, the tech sector has remained strong, according to Tim Herbert, chief research officer at CompTIA. In fact, the tech sector, as well as the broader economy, keeps producing new jobs.

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