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Tech Hiring Accounts For 10% of ­.s. Employment Gains

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New information technology hires accounted for about 10 percent of all the job growth in the United States in June 2013. In addition, total tech employment reached 4.47 million in June, adding 22,600 jobs, or a 0.51-percent increase from May, according to TechServe Alliance.

Foote Partners reported a gain of 18,200 new tech jobs in June. "While the pace of job creation in the national labor force appears stuck at 7.6 percent unemployment and new jobs are heavily in part-time positions and low-wage full-time segments, IT jobs have been on a sustained growth upswing and wages are holding steady, if not growing slightly," says Foote Partners chief analyst David Foote. Foote Partners also reports that this year an average of 13,500 new IT jobs are being added each month.

However, despite the increase in hiring, IT salaries have remained stagnant, according to Janco Associates. "Based on our interviews with over 96 CIOs in the last 30 days, we concluded that CIOs are not in a great hurry to hire new staff except to meet short-term needs, until they see a clear trend as to what is happening with the economy," says Janco CEO Victor Janulaitis.

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