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Even as Companies Rely More on Technology, IT Jobs Aren’t Inherently Secure

Washington Post (03/24/13) Steven Overly

Although companies in every industry rely on technology for customer service and internal operations, information technology jobs are not inherently secure, and some IT professionals—like Web development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing—are more in demand than others. According to a survey of 100 chief technology officers in the Washington, DC, region by Robert Half International, 16% planned to expand their IT departments in the second quarter and 63% expected to fill vacant positions, but 18% put a freeze on hiring for the second quarter and 2% expect layoffs.