March 2012 – The IT job market in Connecticut continues to disappoint. In February, labor demand for IT specialists increased just 2.6%, too little for the season. If the number of job openings does not increase significantly over the next 60 days, IT workers may face another slow year in the state.
The Department of Labor (DOL) reported that Connecticut has lost 4,090 IT jobs from 2007 to 2010, a drop of 7.9%. Nationwide, IT jobs increased 116,040 (3.5%) at the same time. From 2009 to 2010 Connecticut lost 2050 IT jobs or 4.2% while nationwide the decline was just 0.6%. These DOL numbers further demonstrate the need to attract more IT intensive businesses to Connecticut. …
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