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February 9, 2010  2:09 PM

Up, Down and Sideways: IT Employment in 2010



Posted by: Ed Tittel
February 2010 employment situation, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation

My return from Belgium, and back to work in my home office, coincides nearly exactly with the latest employment situation summary for February, 2010. Although the numbers reported include an...

January 6, 2010  6:35 PM

Jobs Outlook Picking Up But Little Improvement on the Ground



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT employment, IT employment situation, IT upturn still lies ahead, manufacturing hiring drives the job market

Recent analyst and magazine reports (Gartner andĀ The Economist, among others) have started to see some improvements in basic market fundamentals, including manufacturing activity. As manufacturers start exhausting inventory and forecasting increased sales, they will usually depend on...


December 6, 2009  3:30 PM

“A good trend isn’t good enough”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation, IT employment still waiting for a boost, November 2009 IT employment situation, Obama address for 12/5/2009

The title of today's blog comes from President Obama's reaction to Friday's November Employment Situation numbers in his regular Saturday address to the American people dated 12/5/2009....


November 21, 2009  10:07 PM

Hackett Study: 2009 Hurts Worst, But More IT Cuts Ahead



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment forecast, IT employment situation, IT jobs down at biggest companies through 2014

In a recent (11/16/09) report, the Hackett GroupĀ  forecasts that 3.6 million back office jobs will be eliminated by 2014 at companies with $1B or more in 2008 Revenue. The bulk of those cuts (2.2 million) will fall in the period between 2008 and 2014. For 2008 and 2009, cuts come to 964,000, so...


November 2, 2009  5:07 PM

GDP Up, But Employment Keeps Dropping



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with IT job loss, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment, IT employment situation, IT skills development

If I understand things correctly a recession is considered to be over when a quarterly GDP report returns to positive terrritory. With a forecast return for this quarter to a positive growth rate, by some metrics that means the recession is over. But that probably explains why About.com includes...


October 19, 2009  2:41 PM

Interesting Employment Info Source



Posted by: Ed Tittel
employment trends for 2010, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation, Manpower Inc. Global Employment Outlook

For this blog, I lean heavily on the monthly employment situation summaries from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But there's another, more commercial source of employment information out there to which I'd like to point for today's blog. It's Manpower, Inc. a global player in the...


October 7, 2009  4:24 PM

Even UT takes an IT layoff hickey



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation, IT layoffs at UT Austin

Part of my morning ritual consists of listening to local NPR affiliate station KUT, which intersperses snippets of local news along with the national and global news that NPR reports on "Morning Edition." This morning, I heard that big local employer UT Austin just laid 25 people off in its...


September 18, 2009  4:54 PM

More on Bernanke: It’s No Pleasure to Be Right



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with IT job loss, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation

In following up from my preceding post "Bernanke at Brookings," I've noticed that my reaction to his news about the technical end of the recession mirrors...


August 10, 2009  4:00 PM

The Economist Echoes July 09 Job Situation Conclusions



Posted by: Ed Tittel
2009 mild recovery, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation, IT employment situation in Europe

One my favorite and most trusted news sources, in addition to NPR, is the British weekly news magazine known as The Economist. I've been a subscriber since the early 1990s, and have never had much cause to regret the $100-plus it costs me to get it delivered to my mailbox 51 weeks a year....


July 3, 2009  3:53 PM

June 09 Employment Situation Summary



Posted by: Ed Tittel
BLS June 2009 employment summary, IT careers, IT employment situation, June 2009 employment situation

As usual, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published its Employment Situation Summary for June early on this month (7/2/2009). Though it shows no big changes from the previous month, it does show an unexpected spike in...


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