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High-Tech Employment Grows


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U.S. employment rose for three high-tech job categories in 2010's first quarter, according to IEEE-USA, citing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jobs for electrical engineers grew 7.8 percent in the first quarter, and increased 16 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Meanwhile, software engineering employment rose 5.3 percent in the first quarter compared to the same quarter in 2009, and employment for computer scientists and systems analysts were both up 4.7 percent in the quarter compared with 2009. "Re-employed engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals will help create more jobs and ratchet the economy forward," says IEEE-USA president Evelyn Hirt.

A recent Technisource survey of 220 technology workers found that 32 percent thought the economy was getting stronger. "We are seeing technology investments being made within the telecommunication, finance, and healthcare industries, which is certainly a positive sign," says Technisource's Michael Winwood.

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