Those with the right information technology (IT) skills can find a number of job opportunities at firms across the United States. According to one recent study, the sector is expected to see employment growth during the fourth quarter of 2012.

The survey from Robert Half Technology revealed that 9 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) expected to increase their company's?} IT department during this time frame, while just 6 percent said they would be performing layoffs. Eighty-three percent said that staff levels would remain in place during the fourth quarter.

There are struggles, however, to find enough skilled workers to fill the open spots. Fifty-four percent of CIOs said that they had difficulty getting the right people for employment opportunities. 

"While CIOs project a modest hiring increase in the fourth quarter, IT professionals in certain specialties, such as network administration and database management, will continue to be in strong demand," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "The vast majority of CIOs are confident in their firms' growth prospects for the next quarter."

One tech company adding staff is Tata Consultancy Services. The Star Tribune reports that the India-based firm is planning to hire 150 new positions at its Bloomington, Minnesota office.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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