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February 4, 2010

Pressure builds on IT public-sector jobs

We may officially be out of recession - though a growth rate of 0.1% hardly seems much to crow about - but there's little to cheer about in government IT recruitment.Local authority spending on IT staff will plummet by 10% this year as budgets have

By Cbr Rolling Blog

We may officially be out of recession – though a growth rate of 0.1% hardly seems much to crow about – but there’s little to cheer about in government IT recruitment.

Local authority spending on IT staff will plummet by 10% this year as budgets have the life squeezed out of them, according to the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitim). And that’s regardless of which party wins the next election.

This contrasts with the findings of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG which found that permanent placements overall grew last month. December’s figures had proved to be even more buoyant.

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KPMG’s Bernard Brown commented that while this showed confidence had returned to the private sector, the “starting gun” had only just been fired for the public sector and that the impact of the recession would be felt there for the next 12 to 18 months.

 

 

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