U.S. IT Pros Face COVID-19 Layoffs Now, Fewer Jobs Later
ComputerWorld, May 11th, 2020
May 11, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2

As the uncertainties over when and how businesses might regain normalcy in the face of the coronavirus, U.S. companies are pulling back on IT staffing and contractors

"It's not yet at the level of 'Brother, can you spare a dime?' for IT workers, as it is for many workers in retail, entertainment, and hospitality. But as it becomes apparent the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be take several years, IT pros are seeing layoffs in the U.S. and diminished prospects for future work, both as staff and as contractors.

In April 2020, IT pros saw 102,300 layoffs in the U.S., according to management consulting firm Janco Associates. And Janco has now more than halved the expected IT job growth in 2020 that it predicted just a month ago - to 40,000 versus the earlier prediction of 95,400 IT jobs.

Janco's current projection for U.S. IT jobs this year is now 3.6 million, down from 2019's 3.7 million U.S. IT jobs..."

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