eWeek: IT jobs may be increasing, but IT workers don't have a lot of confidence in the overall economy, says a new report from IT staffing firm Technisource. The company's IT Employee Confidence Index declined from 56.2 to 47.3 in the most recent quarter, a two-year low. Only 13 percent of IT workers believe the economy is getting stronger, and 56 percent believe there are fewer IT jobs available. However, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the tech industry added 115,000 jobs in the first half of the year.
"It appears that current political and financial insecurities have led to a dramatic drop in confidence in our overall economy among those in the IT field," said Technisource president Michael Winwood. "However, these professionals remain very confident in their personal ability to find new jobs and still have a high desire to jump to a better job if available. This trend, combined with the upcoming growth of new IT jobs, means that employers need to focus not only on the future of their talent pool, but on their existing IT teams now more than ever—or risk losing them to competitors."