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IT professional job opportunities remain robust as demand is high

Midlands Business Journal – April 10, 2015


Information technology professionals continue to be in high demand in the Omaha metro. “I have been recruiting and staffing for 28 years and the demand for IT professionals is higher than ever,” said Linda Aughenbaugh, branch manager at Aureus Group’s Systems division. The Omaha metro area has had fewer than 1 percent unemployment in IT for several years, Aughenbaugh said. “That means all the best talent is already employed, with relatively few IT professionals between contract engagements or full-time employment,” she said. The skillsets with the most demand and those that command the highest salaries are application/Web/mobile developers, business intelligence analysts and cloud computing professionals. Organizations of all sizes are adopting cloud technology, providing much more opportunity for those with knowledge of the cloud, she said. One of the most effective ways to land the best job is to use your network, Aughenbaugh said. Make connections through co-workers, former co-workers, family and friends, mentors, previous managers and college placement coordinators. “There’s never been a better time to be a candidate in the IT field,” she said.