U.S. tech hiring for the second half of 2011 will increase as the gradually improving economy results in companies updating their IT systems after scaling back during the recession, according to a hiring survey from technology job website Dice.com.
Companies that cut back on technology development several years ago are now replacing aging hardware and software. To fill their ranks, 65% of Dice.com's survey respondents said they plan on hiring more tech workers in the second half of the year compared to the first six months.
The unemployment rate for tech workers is around 4%, or half of the national unemployment rate, which is around 9%, says Tom Silver, senior vice president of North America for Dice Holdings.
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