Stirrings of Life in a Bleak IT Employment Desert

When the pulse of the global economy slowed — or, as some would have it, virtually flat lined — in 2009, IT felt it. Even though IT serves as the heart of global business, the indispensable systems without which companies simply wouldn’t work, layoffs and cutbacks still wracked the industry. More than a few IT professionals found themselves questioning their career choice in a workforce not that far removed from the tough times that followed the burst tech bubble earlier in the decade — a past all too present for many.

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