The IT sector is changing.
More people are coming into the workforce, and it’s a changing job market, said Chris Smith, chief executive officer of recruitment firm HR Pro.
He has been here for 25 years.
“There’s no doubt that the IT sector has undergone a transformation.
People are getting older, they’re less likely to have children and they’re becoming more dependent on technology to do their jobs,” Mr Smith said.”
It’s changing the landscape for those that are looking for jobs, it’s changing their career path and it could be the perfect fit for you.”
The IT industry employs more than 2.3 million Australians, according to the latest survey from IT industry body ITN.
But its growth has been slowing.
The IT Industry and Skills Development Agency (IASDA) said it expected the sector to grow by 1.3% in 2017, down from 2.5% in 2016.
But many IT workers, particularly those in remote areas, have been affected by changes in the workforce.
Mr Smith’s recruitment firm says the IT workforce in the NT is one of the lowest in the country.
“When I was growing up, it was the middle-of-the-road,” he said.
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