IT jobs strong as economy flounders

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As more companies realize the value of aligning information technology projects with business goals, employers are looking for people with solid business skills to fill certain roles in the information technology department.

Even in a tough labor market, IT is where the jobs are. The unemployment rate for technology jobs was 3.3% in June, compared with a 9.2% unemployment rate overall that month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the most recent edition of its Occupational Outlook Handbook, the BLS said it expects IT employment to grow “much faster than the average” of all occupations through 2018.

As every industry relies on technology to improve everything from market share to customer relations, leveraging business skills into an IT position can help make employees more valuable to their organizations.

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