The IT industry workforce has grown by .05 percent since the start of the year according to a study by TechAmerica. Though not enough to replace the 215,000 jobs lost since January 2009, 71 percent of the surveyed 600 IT hiring managers said they plan to increase their staff in the second half of the year. [Live-PR]

I Information Technologies will create more than 200 jobs In Suffolk, VA, when they support the Department of Homeland Security and the DoD with services in cyber dominance, engineering, integration and information technology. [Daily Press]

A bright spot in El Paso's ten percent unemployment rate is the city's growing call center industry, which is the area's biggest private sector employer. [TMC]

A recent antitrust settlement that included Google, Apple, Adobe, Pixar, and Intel  promises to increase competition for sought-after technology workers in Silicon Valley. A yearlong investigation by the Department of Justice found the companies had agreements not to poach employees from each other. [New York Times]

Despite the success of billionaire college dropouts such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerburg, students should resist the seduction of dropping out. Although TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington believes college is a waste of time. [TechCrunch]

--Dino Londis