Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
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South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
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SOURCE Robert Half Technology
Robert Half Technology Survey Reports IT Hiring Projections
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One in 10 Atlanta-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plans to expand their IT teams in the second quarter of 2013, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. In addition, 64 percent of Atlanta CIOs plan to hire only to fill open IT roles, 24 percent have put hiring plans on hold,and 2 percent expect to reduce their IT staff. This is the first quarter that Robert Half has conducted a survey of this kind specific to Atlanta.
Q2 Atlanta IT Hiring Forecast
CIOs adding more staff to IT departments
CIOs planning to hire only for open IT roles
CIOs who plan to put IT hiring plans on hold
CIOs who plan to reduce their IT staff
*Numbers may not total 100% due to rounding
"Many Atlanta companies are investing in software upgrades and improvements to the online experience," said Cheryl Fulton, branch manager for Robert Half Technology in Atlanta. "In many cases, there is a shortage of IT professionals with specific skill sets, making it difficult for employers to fill open positions."
The IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report is based on telephone interviews with more than 100 CIOs from companies in the Atlanta area with 100 or more employees. The survey was developed by Robert Half Technology and conducted by an independent research firm. In order for the study to ensure that companies from all segments were represented, the sample was stratified by number of employees. The results were then weighted to reflect the proper number of employees in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis and has been tracking IT hiring activity in the United States since 1995.
Recruiting Challenges Sixty-one percent of Atlanta CIOs said it's somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today. It is most challenging to find skilled talent in the functional areas of application development (17 percent), software development (15 percent) and networking (13 percent).
Confidence in Business Growth and IT Investments The survey results suggest that Atlanta CIOs are optimistic about their companies' growth and IT investments. Eighty-seven percent of CIOs reported being somewhat or very confident in their companies' prospects for growth in the second quarter of 2013.
Seventy percent of CIOs also said they were confident that their firms would invest in IT projects in the second quarter of 2013.
Skills in Demand Among the Atlanta technology executives surveyed, 66 percent said that desktop support is the skill set in greatest demand within their IT department. Network administration and web development/website design followed, with 63 percent and 62 percent of the response, respectively.
About Robert Half Technology With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at www.rht.com. Visitors can also request a copy of the Robert Half Technology 2013 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of IT job descriptions.
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:29:38 GMT
A local patriotic organization has honored the Covington County men who were killed in action in the Vietnam War. In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society SocietyMore >>
In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society Society unveiled a monument on the grounds of the county courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:07:33 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>