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Tech Jobs Market On The Improve: Report

After years of layoffs, hiring freezes and shuttered IT projects, it appears the worm is starting to turn for technology professionals -- particularly those with telecom, cloud-computing and virtualization expertise.

As CIOUpdate reports, a new report from TechServe Alliance found that more than 9,700 IT jobs were added in July, a modest but psychologically significant 1-percent improvement from the same month last year.

The report mirrors other statistics compiled in the past few months by vendors, IT consultants and employment staffing firms that found companies are starting to hire more IT staffers, particularly for cloud-computing and virtualization projects left on the backburner during the economic meltdown of the past three or four years.

The tech employment market is improving -- albeit gradually – according to the latest data cobbled together by TechServe Alliance, a national trade association representing the IT services industry.

In July, the IT sector added 9,700 jobs in the U.S., a 1 percent improvement from the same month last year, to a total of 3,875,000 positions. For the year, TechServe's report (PDF format) says more than 63,000 IT jobs have been created so far this year.

"Despite a generally anemic employment environment, IT employment continues to show strength," Mark Roberts, TechServe Alliance's CEO, said in the report. "With July's growth, IT employment has increased in each of the last seven months."

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IT Job Market Continues Steady Recovery