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CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans

June 5, 2013

execsTwelve percent of U.S. CIOs interviewed recently expect to expand their IT teams in the third quarter of 2013, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. This compares to 14 percent in the previous quarter. In addition, 56 percent plan to hire for open IT roles, 26 percent expect to put hiring plans on hold, and 6 percent plan to reduce their IT staff in the third quarter.

In the same survey, 85 percent of CIOs said they were somewhat or very confident about their companies’ prospects for growth in the third quarter, and 63 percent felt somewhat or very confident in their firms’ third-quarter investment in IT projects.

Finding candidates in hot specialty areas such as networking, database management and help desk support continues to be a challenge for many companies,” said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. “Nearly seven in 10 CIOs surveyed cited current recruiting difficulties. Many firms are increasing their focus on retention because good candidates can be hard to find.”

The IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report survey was developed by Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of information technology professionals on a project and full-time basis, and conducted by an independent research firm. The survey is based on more than 2,300 telephone interviews with CIOs from a random sample of U.S. companies in 23 major metro areas with 100 or more employees. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis and has been tracking IT hiring activity in the United States since 1995.

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