Those with the right information technology (IT) skills can find a number of job opportunities at firms across the United States. According to one recent study, the sector is expected to see employment growth during the fourth quarter of 2012.
The survey from Robert Half Technology revealed that 9 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) expected to increase their company’s IT department during this time frame, while just 6 percent said they would be performing layoffs. Eighty-three percent said that staff levels would remain in place during the fourth quarter.
There are struggles, however, to find enough skilled workers to fill the open spots. Fifty-four percent of CIOs said that they had difficulty getting the right people for employment opportunities.

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In February 2012, recruiters posted approximately 19,000 online advertisements for technology jobs requiring mobile development skills, reports Wanted Analytics. The number of new employment opportunities grew 82 percent from the same month in 2011, 295 percent compared to 2010 and over 400 percent from 2009.
The mobile internet has increasingly evolved with each new smartphone and tablet generation. Now, with LTE technology making it easier for more people to access the internet on-the-go, the demand for talent with mobile skills has grown immensely. Developing mobile interfaces and applications requires many skills, and software engineers, web developers and application developers are just a few of the roles many of these tech-savvy professionals will fill.
Recently, Research in Motion (RIM) listed a new position on its website that revealed its intent to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise application to be released through Apple’s App Store, according to Apple Insider.
An RIM spokesperson confirmed the project as part of its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion project stating, “In order for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to perform advanced management functions for iOS devices, RIM will develop an on device client to be included as part of the overall solution.”
Mobile application development is on the rise and hiring top talent may help businesses appreciate success in 2012. RIM has found value in a strategic shift toward data services instead of hardware, and professionals may want to keep abreast of openings in the field of web technology for employment opportunities.

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