Job prospects improve for some tech workers

Analysts say large IT operations will boost hiring next year, mostly for those with both technology and business skills

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Perhaps the best thing to be said about IT hiring in 2010 is that mass layoffs tapered off significantly from their height during the 2008-09 recession, and that the long-term trend finally seems to favor job growth, albeit at a slow pace.

IT industry group TechServe Alliance said that its analysis of a U.S. Department of Labor report released early this month found that IT employment increased by 600 jobs in November on a base of 3.9 million jobs. Overall, U.S. employers added 39,000 jobs last month, according to the government report.

TechServe said that based on its monthly analysis of government jobs reports, IT employment increased by 2.5% from January through November of this year.

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