230K IT jobs waiting to be filled by the end of 2004

Although there was a slight 2% increase in IT employment early in 2004, IT job growth is expect to slow for the remainder of 2004, according to Information Technology Association of America. The report found that the number of IT jobs in Q1 2004 was 10.5 mln, up from 10.3 mln in Q1 2003. Hiring managers indicated that they planned to fill 230,000 jobs by the end of this year, less than half the almost 500,000 jobs filled last year, according to the ITAA.