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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., January 27, 2010 — The IT Employee Confidence Index increased 0.6 points to 50.8 in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a recent survey commissioned by Technisource®, the technology placement division of Spherion Corporation (NYSE:SFN). The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive®, reveals that more technology workers are confident in the future of their current employers. At the same time, more workers believe that fewer jobs are available.
Results from the IT Employment Report:
- Sixty-six percent of technology workers are confident in the future of their current employers (compared to 57 percent in the third quarter).
- Fewer IT workers are likely to look for a new job in the next year. Specifically, 38 percent say they are likely versus 40 percent in the previous quarter.
- Sixty-eight percent of workers believe there are fewer jobs available, up five percentage points from the third quarter of 2009.
|4Q 2009 Employment Report Results: Information Technology||IT Workers||U.S. Workers|
|3Q 2009||4Q 2009||% Point Change||3Q 2009||4Q 2009||% Point Change|
|Job Availability||More Jobs||10%||11%||+1||7%||8%||+1|
|Ability to Find New Job||Confident||37%||39%||+2||39%||38%||-1|
|Future of Current Employer||Confident||57%||66%||+9||64%||65%||+1|
|Likelihood to Lose Job||Likely||22%||14%||-8||16%||15%||-1|
|Likelihood to Look for New Job||Likely||40%||38%||-2||35%||35%||0|
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 48 offices across the U.S., 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 Spherion Corporation (NYSE:SFN), which operates a family of specialty brands providing strategic workplace solutions in professional recruiting, outsourcing, managed services and contractor compliance programs, technology services and general staffing. For more information, please visit www.technisource.com.
“As we headed into the first quarter of 2010, we were pleasantly surprised to see that our latest IT Employee Confidence Index registered at its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2007,” said Michael Winwood, president of Technisource. “This improvement, coupled with the fact that more of our clients are open to discuss projects previously put on hold, is certainly a step in the right direction. Undoubtedly, 2009 was the year of ‘doing more with less’. We expect 2010 will mirror this same type of thinking, as cost savings on IT investments to boost efficiency and productivity remain a top priority for CIO’s and IT decision makers. Companies are now looking to hire critical IT talent, not only with deep-seated technical skills, but also with the business savvy to articulate the IT value proposition across multiple departments.”