Magazine Article | October 2, 2017

Solving Tech's Talent Crisis: Diversity And Inclusivity

Source: Channel Executive Magazine

By Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, Computing Technology Industry Association

U.S information technology (IT) sector employment has expanded by more than 72,000 positions so far this year, and more than 450,000 jobs since 2015. That growth doesn’t include hiring by other industries, which employ an estimated 7.3 million tech workers.

Nearly 600,000 jobs for core IT occupations were posted by U.S. employers during Q2 2017, according to Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights. These openings ranged from computer user support specialists and technicians to advanced network architects, cybersecurity analysts, data scientists, and cloud architects.