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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technisource IT Employee Confidence Index rose 7.6 points to 58.2 in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey commissioned by Technisource®, the technology services division of SFN Group, Inc. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive®, shows a significant increase in overall IT worker confidence in regards to both their personal employment situation and the larger-scale economic outlook.
Results from the IT Employment Report:
- Thirty-seven percent of IT workers believe the economy is getting stronger, compared to 20 percent in the third quarter of 2010.
- Nearly half (49 percent)of IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, up six percentage points from the previous quarter.
- More than three-fourths (78 percent ) of IT workers believe it is not likely they will lose their jobs, up 13 percentage points from the third quarter of 2010 .
- In the fourth quarter of 2010, fewer IT workers indicated that they are likely to make a job transition. Specifically, 32 percent of workers indicated the likelihood of looking for a new job versus the 38 percent who expressed this belief in the previous quarter.
"We are strongly encouraged to see such a substantial increase in the Technisource IT Employee Confidence Index in the final quarter of 2010. The past year has been marked by fluctuating levels of economic sentiment on a national level and in our own Report," said Michael Winwood, president of Technisource. "However, it certainly is optimistic to see such broad-based increases in confidence, indicating movement toward sustainable economic growth. We are hearing from many companies anticipating a ramp-up in hiring as a direct result of increased corporate confidence and consumer demand. We firmly believe that project-based consulting will continue to be an attractive option for cautiously optimistic employers, well into the projected economic recovery."
Technisource, one of the largest technology services providers in North America, delivers a wide range of staffing, management services and technology solutions. With nearly 40 years of experience, Technisource provides services to a broad range of clients to maximize their technology investments. Focused on quality, flexibility and value, the company's service offerings range from IT staffing, deployment and support services to software quality management, strategic projects and outsourcing.
Through its network of more than 56 offices across the U.S. and Canada, Technisource maintains a group of 8,000 experienced consultants and employees that deliver its portfolio of service offerings to Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized companies and small organizations. Technisource is a subsidiary of SFN Group. For more information, please visit www.technisource.com.