IT Hiring to Expand in Second Quarter
A whopping 75 percent of CIOs surveyed plan to either fill vacant IT positions or expand their existing IT staff in the second quarter, according to a recent Robert Half Technology survey. That bullish outlook is largely driven by 89 percent of CIOs holding a strong to somewhat confident belief that their companies' growth prospects will be good in the second quarter. "We continue to see strong demand for IT workers as companies increase their investment in technology initiatives, including security, data mining and mobile," says John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "Companies are finding it most challenging to recruit technology professionals in specialties such as network administration and database management." According to the survey, 16 percent of respondents say it's challenging to find networking specialists, 13 percent for data and database management and 12 percent for applications development.