Declining ICT job vacancies and less positivity in labour force data in the final quarter of last year have been tempered by a “general buzz of business confidence” from which the ICT sector can only benefit, according to the latest Longhaus–ITCRA Tech Index on the level of ICT business activity in Australia.
Profitability in the ICT recruitment sector is still suffering, although conditions for some firms are slightly more positive now after a subdued December, according to the latest RIB report from the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association (ITCRA).
Multi skilling is in demand from employers in the IT industry, as the latest jobs skills index finds that in the December quarter last year there remained an overall shortage of more than 4,600 IT professionals in the Australian market.
The sad story of the once great Internet company Yahoo! just got sadder for some after a leaked internal memo revealed that current CEO Marissa Mayer has ordered all teleworkers back to the office. Ms Mayer, a former Google executive who took over as Yahoo! CEO in July 2012, took just two weeks off when she had a baby in October.