IT Job Environment Improves, with Open Source Opportunities

The environment for jobs in information technology is rapidly improving, according to a new report from researchers at Challenger, Gray and Christmas, and there are also strong signs that IT workers with open source skills are increasingly in demand. According to the Challenger report, employers announced plans to eliminate 46,825 IT jobs as 2010 finished–a full 73 percent fewer than the 174,629 technology job cuts in 2009. Many sources also cite Linux skills, in particular, as being in demand in the IT environment.

Employers in the IT sector, which includes computer, electronics, and telecommunications firms, announced 35,375 job cuts between January and the end of June 2010. But from July through the end of the year, job cuts totaled 11,450; a 68 percent drop.

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