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Tuesday, 11 August 2009 09:12

Government ICT contractor numbers decimated

Australia's largest supplier of ICT contractors for the Federal Government sector claims that contractor numbers have been decimated as a result of a recent review of staffing needs. ICT contract recruitment specialist Peoplebank described the “most significant reductions in ICT labour hire in over seven years” as a result of the Gershon Review which came into force in late 2008.

Published in Enterprise Staff
The bottom in ICT employment has been reached and demand for skilled jobs is once again on the rise, according to the latest market survey from a major technology recruiter. The news adds to a growing list of evidence of a return to health of the ICT jobs scene.

Published in Enterprise Staff
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:32

Contractors lead revival in IT recruitment

Strengthening demand for contractors has helped bring some renewed vigour back to the IT recruitment market in Australia although salaries and employment conditions remain stagnant as businesses work their way through a tough economy.

Published in Recruitment
The technology permanent jobs sector continued its decline in May, but a rally in contracting positions indicates there are signs that the worst is over, the decline is slowing, and that IT&T jobs on offer are on the rise, according to a new report.

Published in Enterprise Staff
The boss of one of Australia's largest ICT recruiters says the much delayed National Broadband Network could provide hundreds of desperately needed ICT jobs. ICT project managers are being let go by the hundreds across Australia and recruiters are looking to the Telecoms sector to keep the market afloat with projects like the NBN.

Published in Beerfiles
The chief operating officer of Australia's largest IT&T recruiter has joined a growing chorus of industry players who believe that Federal Government will not be able to achieve the massive cull of IT contract labour prescribed by the Gershon Review.

Published in Enterprise Staff
The IT contracting and recruitment industries, as well IT vendors,already reeling from the economic downturn, have been dealt a devastating body blow by the Federal Government's decision to implement in full the recommendations of the recent Gershon Review. Contractor numbers will shrink by half and Government ICT spending will be slashed by more than half a billion over the next three years.

Published in Government Tech Policy
The anticipated independent review of the Australian Government's use of ICT by Sir Peter Gershon has been released and it spells bad news for vendors, recruiters and technology contractors but good news for permanent ICT staff. The report recommends $540 million in ICT spending cuts and slashing the number of ICT contractors by 50% in the first two years alone, while implementing a framework and skills training for more permanents.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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