And we've also seen an increase in the number of companies who need temporary support.
Suwanee, GA (Vocus) July 31, 2009
According to IT support and staffing firm Guidance Consulting, more and more professionals are facing layoffs in the information technology field, despite hopes that the economy will take a positive turn in the next few months. Businesses that once jumped on board to hire a complete IT staff are now finding that these departments are often the best poised for cutbacks and restructuring, even in the face of increased security risks online.
The reason behind these changes has primarily to do with IT staffing firms, which are reaching new heights of potential for businesses of all shapes and sizes. "We've seen an incredible increase in the number and quality of applicants for our temporary staffing positions," says Daniel Gottilla, senior consultant at Guidance Consulting. "And we've also seen an increase in the number of companies who need temporary support."
These types of changes make sense. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 271,226 workers were laid off in the month of April alone. Large numbers of talented professionals are finding themselves unemployed for the first time in years, and they often turn to temporary staffing agencies as their first recourse. Because businesses are also finding themselves at a loss to fill the gaps left by the loss of their full-time IT employees, it's only logical that they, too, turn to temporary staffing as a solution.
"It isn't the bad news it at first appears," says Gottilla of this recent employment trend. "Most companies are able to cut costs by outsourcing their IT needs to us. And most of the temporary workers we place can make just as much - if not more - money with us as they did as regular employees. It's just a matter of streamlining the way the process works."
Streamlining is precisely what temporary IT staffing firms like Guidance Consulting are all about. Offering a full range of support services including everything from direct hire to temporary placement, Guidance Consulting provides just the right amount of IT expertise to get companies and IT workers through a tough economic climate.
About Guidance Consulting
Guidance Consulting is a technology solutions firm offering a range of services related to technology, infrastructure development, and general information technology consulting.
For over 15 years, Guidance Consulting has been delivering profitable technology results to everything from small, private firms to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to meeting employment and staffing needs, Guidance Consulting implements a wide range of IT solutions that help companies to cut costs, increase productivity, and avoid damages associated with vulnerability issues to get the most out of the current technologies available for businesses of all sizes.
For more information on making Guidance Consulting a part of your company's IT support team, visit their website at http://www.guidance-consulting.com.