Recruiting and Retaining Information Technology Employees in State Government

Trends indicate a tight labor market for Information Technology (IT) professionals in the United States. For example, a report by the Information Technology Association of America and Virginia Tech estimates there are 346,000 vacancies in core IT positions.' Surveys of the private sector show that the recruiting and retaining IT professionals remains a difficult task in light of the increasing demand for employees, the apparent lack of qualified workers and the dynamics of hi-tech industries. 

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The charts associated with this article can be found on the table of contents page for Chapter 11 of the 2000-2001 Book of the States

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