Monday November 30, 2020

IT Training: Talent pool struggles to keep pace with IT boom

The IT sector here is performing ahead of the broader economy, but that does that mean there is a growing number of job vacancies? John Cradden reports.

31st August, 2013
Catherine O'Keeffe, training manager at PFH: 'A demand for people in the areas of cloud, virtualisation, networking and infrastructure.'

As one of the few industry sectors in rude health in a depressed economy, the IT industry is certainly doing its bit for job creation.

But the natural consequence of creating more jobs than there are skilled people to fill them is a growing number of vacancies. This has led many employers, particularly multinationals, to look overseas to fill the skills gap. While this is not a new problem, it has lead to much hand-wringing...

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