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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas Targets Dollars for IT Jobs

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Tue, Jul 06, 2010

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas has targeted occupations in Information Technology as a focus for training dollars in the current year. Several of the IT jobs listed in high demand are career positions that students of would be qualified to fill after just 3 to 6 months of certification training. In some cases, of course, additional on the job experience would be required.

Average wages in the Dallas County area for these positions range from just over $18 per hour for a Computer Maintenance Technician, to more than $55 per hour for a Computer and Information Systems Manager. Here are some additional examples with base wage data:

  • Computer Support Tech - $21.67/hr.
  • Computer Systems Analyst - $39.17/hr.
  • Computer Security Specialist - $33.40/hr.
  • Network Systems Integrator - $33.40/hr.

The data coming out of Worforce Solutions Greater Dallas also includes positions in the Medical, TelCom, Manufacturing, and Business Administration disciplines. For the most part, the I.T. industry offers the highest overall levels of pay which is why it is a priority for the agency. And of course, IT is an essential function in all these priority industries.

Anyone interested in either entering the computer industry or upgrading his/her skills as an I.T. professional should check out and Worforce Solutions Greater Dallas to see if you're eligible for available funds. specializes in accelerated IT certification training for career changers and working or temporarily displaced I.T. professionals.

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IT jobs expand 2 consecutive quarters

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Fri, May 21, 2010

The US economy added new IT jobs--26,000 of them--in Q1 of 2010. According to a recent article in Information Week, the rise follows a similar uptick in Q4 of 2009 and marks the first time in two years that the IT industry has seen a net increase in jobs during two consecuteive quarters. Overall, the article says, IT employment is up by almost 100,000 jobs since it hit rock bottom in the first quarter of 2009.

In addition to the rising tide of full-time hires, employers say they're looking for the most cost-effective ways to acquire specific skills through a combination of new hires, contractors, and software or infrastructure services like cloud-based applications. That's good news for new I.T. professionals like students and graduates of who are entering the market with specific, in-demand certifications rather than the more general education provided by a two or four-year degree program from a college or university.

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