Hiring in Minneapolis / St Paul and around the Midwest will continue to heat up the 2nd half of 2017 according to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. The data mirrors the conversations across the region I have been having.
There may have been a plateau to small increase in the winter and early spring as people figured out what the November ’16 election was going to mean for business. In May and June there was a noticeable uptick and it seems to be carrying through the summer months.
I doubt we will see much of a traditional summer slow down.
Here are the numbers from the Robert Half Survey:
- 24% of CIO’s say they will increase hiring. That’s up 4% from December.
- 60% will maintain staff by filling vacant roles.
- 63% say that it's somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals in today's market
I would have thought that last number to be a bit higher. Maybe the many employer branding initiatives going on are having a good impact.