The Ongoing Impact of the Recession: High-Tech Industry


The majority (80%) of respondents from the high-tech industry were hiring full-time staff in the fall of 2011, an increase from 75% in 2010. Of the high-tech organizations that are currently hiring full-time staff, 71% reported having difficulty recruiting for specific open jobs. The five most difficult positions to fill for the high-tech industry are engineers (95%), high-skilled technical (e.g., technicians and programmers) (88%), sales representatives (79%), managers and executives (78%), and customer service representatives (47%).