IT Industry Plans to Increase Hiring in Second Half of 2000

The employment outlook for executive, professional and sales people in the IT industry continues to soar, according to the latest hiring survey conducted by Management Recruiters International (MRI) Inc.Of the executives with responsibility for hiring in the IT industry surveyed, 72.5 percent indicated plans to increase their staffs in the second half of 2000, down from the 74.3 percent for the first half. Another 21.3 percent plan to maintain current staff sizes, and 6.2 percent plan decreases. By comparison, across all industries, 53.2 percent projected new hires for the second half of 2000.Explaining the difference in new hiring expectations, Allen Salikof, President and CEO of MRI says, "Traditional brick-and-mortar companies are keeping demand for talented IT professionals strong as they move to expand their businesses onto the Internet." No explanation was given for the hiring decrease from the first half of 2000.For a summary of the findings, contact Karen Bloomfield at 800-875-4000, or at

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