Employer confidence in the IT industry is at its highest level since April 2008, with 42 per cent of employers planning to increase full-time staff before September.
The latest Hudson Report, which surveyed 4211 employers across 19 industries, has found IT to have one of the highest confidence levels of all industries in Australia — 7.1 per cent higher than the national average.
The report attributes these increases to ICT investment in many sectors, including government initiatives such as its Smart Grid infrastructure project and the National Broadband Network. Contradictorily, however, employer confidence within the public sector has fallen for the first time in nine months and only 19.7 per cent plan on increasing current full-time staff numbers.
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