: # Despite the recent weakness in the technology sector,
: # computer-related jobs hold the brightest prospects in the
: # long-term, the bureau says.
: # Bureau economist Jon Sargent said, ``We're projecting computer
: # professionals overall will be the fastest-growing occupation
: # of the decade. We expect to add 664,000 software engineers, a
: # 95 percent gain over 2000, and 677,000 computer support
: # specialists and systems administrators, a 92 percent gain.''
: # In this decade, the computer industry will also need to find
: # 554,000 systems analysts, computer scientists and data base
: # administrators, and 95,000 programmers, according to a special
: # issue of the ``Occupational Outlook Quarterly.''
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is slow to recognize the impact of
offshore job relocations; e.g:
The Miami Herald | 08/07/2002 |
Broward company to cut up to 1,200 positions
"The Answer Group, a North Lauderdale customer support operation, may
be forced to cut as many as 1,200 jobs because Compaq
Computer/Hewlett-Packard is moving much of its technical and customer
support operations offshore..."
The BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-03 Edition
mentions foreign competition in the "Job Outlook" section for computer
but does NOT mention it in the "Job Outlook" section for medical
A google search of the archived posts of the sci.med.transcription
newsgroup for "india" will show that U.S. MTs are facing foreign
The BLS stopped providing IT jobless data to InformationWeek after
January, 2002, claiming that they didn't want to publish inaccurate
data, per Paul Travis, Sr. News Editor.
InformationWeek > IT Jobless Rate > IT Jobless Rate On Rise Again >
February 15, 2002
"Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data reveals that unemployment
among IT workers approached 6% in January, up from 4.4% in December
and 2.7% in January 2001. The previous high was 5.5% in November..."
Then in May, the ITAA came out with its propaganda study to justify
keeping the H-1B visa cap at its current level:
InformationWeek > IT Jobs > Hear The One About A Lack Of IT Workers? >
May 3, 2002
Hear The One About A Lack Of IT Workers? 05/05/02
By Diane Rezendes Khirallah
"Frustrated with unsuccessful job searches, unemployed IT workers
likely will be surprised--maybe even incredulous--about a workforce
report from the industry group Information Technology Association of
Though unemployment is up and the workforce is down by a half-million
since last year--from 10.4 million to 9.9 million workers--the ITAA
says a shortage of qualified IT workers remains and projects 1.2
million new jobs this year, with nearly half of them--578,000--going
--Jerry Leslie (my opinions are strictly my own)