IT employment expected to pick up 3%

Robert Half Technology surveyed more than 1,400 CIOs of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees, and asked them about their employment plans for this year. 11% plan to add full-time staff to their IT departments in Q2, while 2% anticipate personnel reductions. 87% of CIOs have no hiring or firing plans. 9% of CIOs planning a hiring increase compares with a net 3% last quarter and is the largest since Q3 2002.