Tuesday, March 18, 2008

CIOs remain optimistic about hiring

Chief information officers in the Denver area remain optimistic about hiring information technology professionals during the second quarter, according to a quarterly survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Robert Half Technology.
Fourteen percent of the 200 Denver-area CIOs interviewed expect to add staff during the April-to-June quarter, while 2 percent plan to reduce personnel, which is unchanged from the hiring outlook during the current quarter. The Denver results are identical to the national results from the most recent Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.
The results in Denver reflect a two-quarter rolling average based on interviews with 200 CIOs from companies in the Denver area with 100 or more employees; the national results are based on results from 1,400 executives.
"Executives are taking a measured approach to hiring, making sure that there is an ongoing need for additional staff," said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology. "At the same time, CIOs are finding that competition is tight for IT professionals with experience in areas such as applications and web development, database management and network administration."
The California-based information-technology staffing company defines the Denver area as including much of northern and western Colorado as well as parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The survey does not include Colorado Springs or Pueblo.
For more information, go to http://www.rht.com.

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