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Toronto IT professionals don’t expect hiring to slow in short-term, says CIPS

News | 05/03/2001 4:00 am EDT

Hiring levels in Canada’s IT sector are expected to remain constant despite the recent economic turbulence, according to the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Information Processing Society. CIPS members who employ IT workers stated overwhelmingly in an email poll that their companies will likely increase in size or stay the same during the next 6-12 months. Several written comments indicate that companies have already downsized, or have frozen hiring until additional contracts are won. In other results, an overwhelming majority (88%) of respondents believe there will continue to be a shortage of good IT professionals, and 70% don’t see unemployment as a major issue facing IT professionals.

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