IT Job Trend Web Sites

SAN MATEO (04/24/2000) - Information Technology Association of America - www.itaa.orgWhat it is: This industry association's recently released study "Bridging the Gap: Information Technology Skills for a New Millennium" includes data on the size of the U.S. IT workforce and what jobs are most in demandHottest jobs: Technical support jobs, especially in troubleshooting and customer service, as well as e-business jobs that require Web-related talentsOther trends: Report states that employers will attempt to fill 1.6 million new IT jobs in 2000; half of these positions will likely go unfilledOccupational Outlook Handbook - stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htmWhat it is: A useful handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics containing a wealth of careers information, including detailed projections on future job prospectsHottest jobs: Computer engineers, support specialists, systems analysts, and database administrators were ranked as the top four fastest-growing occupations through 2008Other trends: Handbook predicts that services will be the largest and fastest-growing major industry group, adding 11.8 million new jobs by 2008About.com - www.about.comWhat it is: A far-reaching network of sites, including some excellent career planning articles and hundreds of links to additional careers resourcesHottest jobs: Web server administration, Servlet programming, and SQL database integration are among the skills identified as hot in the Careers section of the Internet Industry categoryOther trends: IT industry accounts for one-third of U.S. economic growth, according to a report cited in an article on hot IT skills in the Job Searching -Technical area.

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