December 4, 2007 - According to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, 13 percent of CIOs plan to add IT staff and 3 percent anticipate personnel reductions in the first quarter of 2008.


The net 10 percent hiring increase compares with a net 12 percent increase projected last quarter. The majority of respondents, 82 percent, foresee no change in their staffing activity in the next three months.


The Hiring Index and Skills Report is based on interviews with more than 1,400 CIOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees. It was conducted by an independent research firm and developed by Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and fulltime basis. The company has been tracking IT hiring activity in the United States since 1995.

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