Job postings for the state’s information technology workers stabilized in December after five consecutive months of declines, according to the latest report from the N.C. Technology Association.
A total of 3,230 IT jobs were posted across North Carolina in December, the same as in November. Compared to 12 months ago, job postings declined 3.9 percent.
The state’s IT market has been volatile over the past two years.
“After the recession, employers remained unsure where the economy would take them, which led to significant swings in labor demand,” the report notes. “Optimism at the beginning of the year gave way to more realistic need assessments during the summer, causing employers to withdraw openings during the second half of each year.”
Employers in defense and high-tech industries had a greater demand for IT workers in December, but that was offset by lower demand from the financial services and banking sector.
Nationwide, employers posted six-tenths of a percent fewer IT job openings in December compared to November.
The NCTA report is prepared by SkillPROOF, which focuses on job market data and research.