Slump in demand for high-tech employees slows
Demand was down 6.3% in the second quarter of 2009 after falling 20.8% in the first quarter.
The fall in demand for high-tech employees significantly slowed in the second quarter of 2009.
Manpower Israel Ltd. subsidiary Manpower Information Technologies, which handles placements in the IT sector, found that demand for high-tech employees was down 6.3% in the second quarter of 2009 compared with the corresponding quarter of 2008. In the first quarter of 2009 demand fell 20.8% compared with the first quarter of 2008. The figures are based on help wanted ads in the national newspapers and electronic media.
The data even showed that there was a rise in demand of 0.8% for high-tech employees in June 2009 compared with May, when there was a rise of 1% compared with April. In April there was a fall in demand of 1.3% compared with the preceding month.
MIT CEO Erez Benovich said that many companies are today recruiting employees although it is still difficult for some of those who lost their jobs to find new jobs and some are even seeking alternative careers
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