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Book Id: WPLBN0000694893
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Office of Technology  
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Office of Technology. (n.d.). Office of Technology. Retrieved from http://www.nationalpubliclibrary.com/


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Technical Reference Publication

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Description: This document contains information regarding topics such as Encouraging and Preparing Young People to Enter Technical, Education and Careers, and Challenges in Preparing Post-Secondary Students for the Information Technology Work Force.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .............................................................................................. ii FOREWORD............................................................................................................. v EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ........................................................................................... vii I. OVERVIEW OF THE CHALLENGE ..................................................................... 1 II. THE VITAL ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE U.S. ECONOMY ...... 5 III. THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON THE IT LABOR MARKET ... 7 The Shift to Time-Based Competition ...................................................... 7 Low Barriers to Entry Lead to Many Products and Services ................... 8 Time-based Competition and Product Proliferation Affect the IT Labor Market................................................................................................... 9 IT Employers Face Different Environments............................................. 9 The Niche IT Labor Markets .................................................................. 10 The Make vs. Buy Decision ................................................................... 11 Other Disincentives to Train ................................................................... 12 Recruitment and Retention ..................................................................... 13 H-1B, The Issue of Temporary Foreign Workers ................................... 16 Mid-Career Technical Workers ............................................................... 17 Temporary and Contract Employees ...................................................... 19 Outsourcing ............................................................................................ 20 IV. THE DEMAND FOR CORE IT WORKERS ....................................................... 21 V. THE SUPPLY OF CORE IT WORKERS ............................................................ 32 Composition of the Core IT Work Force ................................................ 32 Where Do Core IT Workers Get Their Education and Training? ........... 33 How Many College Graduates? Education Has Included Preparation for IT Work? .................................................................... 34 Enrollment and Degree Trends at Four-year Colleges and Universities ...... 37 IT-related Certifications, Self-study and Other Training ........................ 39 VI. INDICATIONS OF A TIGHT LABOR MARKET ................................................... 41 Fast Employment Growth....................................................................... 41 Compensation ......................................................................................... 41 Unemployment ....................................................................................... 47 VII. STATE AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ........................................................... 49 Job Growth ............................................................................................. 49 Regional Compensation Data ................................................................. 49

 

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