New research by the Australian Department of Employment has shown that the domestic information technology market is a long way from experiencing a skills shortage, with an average of almost 50 applicants per advertised job in the sector.
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The 3000-strong Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment insists an amended Notice of Intent still complies with New Zealand's All of Government 'cloud first' policy.
The majority of IT job demands in China are focused on basic skills such as programming, but cloud and mobility will continue to drive IT employment for 2013.
With university applications on the increase, and a job ratio of 1:70 graduate students, are 'employment skills' just as important to learn when studying a digital degree?
The number of permanent and contractor jobs in IT is increasing, while specific skills remain in demand, according to KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Confusion has broken out within government circles over the 2Mbps universal broadband coverage that was called for by Stephen Carter's Digital Britain report.At a Parliament and Internet conference held in London on Thursday, the head of broadband policy for Lord Mandelson's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the government had "never said there will be 2Mbps [provided to UK citizens] at any given time".
Certain IT skills will remain in short supply over the next two years despite the financial downturn, according to the latest IT employment survey from the NCC
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, introduced the Skills Australia Bill 2008 to Parliament yesterday, with some observers already saying it will bolster the IT industry in fighting the skills crisis.
I first encountered the difference between French and US employment policy during the dot com boom and I was working with a friend, Gilles Lerat, on an electronic coupon management solution he had developed. His company, a successful security consulting and reseller firm, was worried about the "employment police" who would stake out their parking lot and fine the company if they uncovered evidence that people were working late.
Demand for IT skills continued to grow throughout November, bucking a general softening in employment growth as interest rates, and uncertainty surrounding the change of government begins to bite.
Google is taking on the US immigration system, which it says is limiting the flow of talent to its US operations. In a fascinating blog post, Google's policy council Pablo Chavez derides the country's stinginess with H-1B visas, the temporary permits given to foreign-born workers with specialised skills.
The latest survey from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) has shown that there is "no national shortage" of skills in the Information and Communications Technology industry. According to the DEWR Skills Shortage Survey Update and Employment Vacancy Trends, no ICT skills were in national shortage.
The federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' latest data on demand for ICT skills will be released early next week, and officials say the new data finds that, overall, there is no shortage of ICT skills in Australia. The new report does, however, find that NSW is experiencing strongest demand for ICT skills and that shortages of some ICT specialisations are still prevalent in some states.
IT Skills Hub, a non-profit employment organisation for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, has announced its new employment initiative aimed at improving access to ICT jobs for mature aged workers and people with disabilities.Chief executive officer of IT Skills Hub, Brian Donovan, predicts the project will benefit both the ICT industry as well as those who may be at a disadvantage in seeking employment.
2001 was an annus horribilis for IT workers everywhere, but employment opportunities are now improving. Just make sure you have the right skills for 2002
Speaking today at the UK Technology Week show at Earl's Court, John Temple Head of the Skills Unit at the Department of Education and Employment acknowledged the need for government intervention to help solve the problem of IT skills shortages in the UK but dismissed surveys that suggest a crisis in IT recruitment.Temple reaffirmed the government's pledge to connect all schools to the Internet by the year 2002 and announced a spending commitment of £90m.
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