Rohit Aggarwal

March 7, 2006

US IT jobs, Outsourcing, Globalization

Filed under: Interesting — Rohit Aggarwal @ 2:36 pm

Mr. Wladawsky-Berger of IBM discusses IT Jobs Migration: Fear vs. Reality. In his post he quotes some stats from ACM study. For me the most interesting part of the article is the following:

“…“The study cited data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) which indicates that more IT jobs are available today in the U.S. than at the height of the dot-com boom. This trend is evident despite a significant increase in offshoring over the past five years. In fact, U.S. IT employment in 2004 was 17% higher than in 1999, and the BLS data reveal that IT jobs are predicted to be among the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade.”  There is a particularly good discussion of these findings in section 1.9 of the study under the heading “Is IT Still a Good Career Choice for People Working in Countries that Ship IT Jobs Overseas?”…

Rohit Aggarwal

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