Tech Job Site Says Technology Sector Is the Fastest-Growing Sector in the US; Obama Desires to Keep Tech Jobs in America

Released on: September 3, 2008, 3:53 am

Press Release Author: Mary Waldron

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: Pasadena, CA — InformationTechnologyCrossing
(, an IT job board dedicated to serving IT
professionals, is updating its website with the latest IT jobs daily and has managed
to post more than 121,000 jobs in its database as of the first week of September.
The website aims to support the slumping job market by adding more and more IT job
openings. The job site continues its efforts to add every available IT job (even the
\'\'hidden\'\' ones) to its roster.

Press Release Body: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) attacked outsourcing in his speech
accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, referring to a practice that has
displaced nearly one in 10 IT workers, according to a new study. He further said
that he \'\'will stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas,
and…start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.\'\'
Like the Democrats, Republicans also support keeping tech jobs within the US.

\'\'Both parties are promoting their own ways of keeping IT jobs within the US,\'\' says
A. Harrison Barnes, CEO of InformationTechnologyCrossing.

Despite the current economic turmoil, the US job market for IT professionals seems
bright. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employed IT
professionals increased in the second quarter by 10% as compared to the
second-quarter figures from 2007. Additionally, the American Electronics Association
found out through a study that New York and Washington, DC, led the nation in
high-tech employment, and also reported that the most important trend is that
high-tech workers have been earning more and more over the last few years.

\'\'Industries such as banking, retail, real estate, and manufacturing have faced the
maximum job cuts in this economic downturn. However, information technology is one
of the many recession-proof industries, and the jobs in this sector are poised to
increase,\'\' says Barnes.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported recently that technology jobs are
getting a major boost and will do well in the near future. Because technology will
continue to become more complicated in the future, new IT jobs will continue to be
created in Florida and nationwide, said Roger Moncarz of the US Bureau of Labor

According to Barnes, the top IT jobs at present include IT manager, programmer,
systems analyst, software engineer, and support specialist. The job counts for these
job titles on InformationTechnologyCrossing are as follows:

* Software engineer jobs: 9,234
* IT operations manager jobs: 8,748
* Programmer jobs: 6,500
* Systems analyst jobs: 1,866
* Support specialist jobs: 1,195

InformationTechnologyCrossing aims to update its website with all of the most recent
IT jobs. The website plans to add more IT jobs this month in its continuing effort
to offer the highest number of active IT jobs possible to thousands of job seekers.

For more information on InformationTechnologyCrossing, please visit

About InformationTechnologyCrossing

InformationTechnologyCrossing is an affiliate of EmploymentCrossing, a powerful and
comprehensive organization dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will
enhance their careers. InformationTechnologyCrossing consolidates every information
technology job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also
offers a seven-day free trial to new members.

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Contact Details: Contact:
Mary Waldron

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