U.S. employers added 50 thousand new enterprise-technology workers in March 2021, marking the 4th month of consecutive gains, according to federal jobs data analyzed by I.T. trade group CompTIA.
Demand for I.T. workers remained strong in March, as companies continued to develop stopgap digital measures deployed during the pandemic into permanent workplace features.
The gains came because companies continued to invest in technology such as cloud-based business processes, which can support remote work, CompTIA said.
These gains in employment were led by software and application developers, I.T. support specialists, system engineers. The unemployment rate for technology workers dropped to 1.9 percent, the lowest level since August 2019.
U.S. companies posted their biggest jobs gain in March, encouraged by the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations drives, said Labour Department. The economy added 916000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent.
Global CIO of Kraft Heinz Co., Corrado Azzarita, said, “There’s no doubt that the Covid highlighted the significance of having a strong, agile team that can shift in moments of uncertainty.”
He said that company had hired steadily, adding new people or retaining employees to fill skill gaps; our talent development strategy ahead is to continue growing capabilities, developing new skills, and diversifying the global team.
Over the past year, tech jobs have proven more resilient than broader labor market jobs, in large because companies hired skilled workers to oversee urgent digital efforts needed to support remote workers and keep operations running during the covid restrictions, said Matthew Charlet, a research vice president at I.T. research and consulting firm Gartner Inc.
In a Gartner survey of 184 CIOs at global organizations in a range of industries, 55 percent of employers said they plan to improve the total number of full-time I.T. workers over the year.
Most businesses will look for staff to support automation, cloud platforms, and remote-work projects while dropping or retraining workers in data centers, systems administration, and applications maintenance.