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Interesting article on the job market

 
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http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,47135,00.html


U.S. Department of Labor data suggests that in the decade ahead, software will add almost 2 million new jobs, making it the fastest-growing field in the economy.


[ February 19, 2003: Message edited by: Peter Tran ]
 
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hey Peter,
Thanks for the link...that was a good article.
Though I'd love to believe that a webmaster or a helpdesk analyst could earn more than $60K in these times I painfully know that it's not true in many/most cases.
Hope we come out of this depressing economy soon...I think we've had enough.
-ST.
 
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in UK there are apparantly the highest number of IT jobs available for 18months.
 
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Originally posted by Peter Tran:
http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,47135,00.html


[ February 19, 2003: Message edited by: Peter Tran ]


I agree that new IT jobs will be added, i just don't think it will be in the United States. Why?
improving communications links for one thing. Most of those IT jobs will go to lower cost countries like India, China etc. So long as companies are willing to arbitrage labor, IT doesn't have a future. I work at a large company and its happening all around me, i have had to scramble to get location-specific skills that are difficult to outsource. Its going to be tough to get into the IT industry and remain employed by the IT industry in the next ten years in my view.
And this is regardless of how good/experienced you are.
 
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I think that a lot of maintenance programming is going to continue to move overseas, but the money that companies save by doing that will be used to launch new projects. They will want to keep those close to home.
 
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