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United States Seeing Huge IT Employment Growth in 2018

Information technology employment in the United States is growing rapidly, with IT providers experiencing increased demand for their services.

The sector created an estimated 14,500 jobs in July, which was the highest monthly job growth this year, according to The Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) review of employment data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“For tech employment, there is a lot to like in this month’s jobs report,” said Tim Herbert, Senior Vice President of Research and Market Intelligence at CompTIA. “The July numbers align to show continuing tech employment momentum heading into the second half of the year.”

For the year, the IT industry workforce has expanded by an estimated 71,800 jobs, with 70% of those positions coming from the IT services and custom software development category.

Considering the report, businesses of all types –– including consulting, financial services, retail, healthcare, and defense –– are looking for more tech talent in a bid to seek out creative ways to compete in their markets.

There is also growing demand for software developers and professionals with expertise in computer system design.

Across the entire economy, employers added some 75,000 core technology jobs to their employment roles in July, reversing some of the declines of recent months, but still below its peak from earlier this year.

In addition, companies increased the number of job postings for technology positions in July by an estimated 53,000, to just over 300,000.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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