Finds Uptick in Technical Consulting Employment, Reflecting BLS Data

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Professional and business services added 73,000 jobs in February, with particular growth in technical consulting jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics job report. The data reflected an upward trend in hiring for technical consultants, seen on

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Technology-related work is now inseparable from many of the business functions that were once done primarily off-line.

The professional and business sector added 73,000 jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics job report. Demand was especially strong for technical consulting, reflecting employment trends on

February was a positive month for the professional and business sector, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. The monthly employment report indicated that 73,000 jobs were added in professional and business services, or just over 30 percent of the total number of job gains last month. Within this sector, the BLS report noted that there was significant demand for technical consulting services. Demand for technical consulting jobs last month is in line with larger industry trends that have shown a marked increase in technology and IT-based work.

The merger of technology and business jobs has happened swiftly. While in the past, it was common for companies to outsource or hire third-party companies to provide technical support, these services have become an integral part of how businesses are run on a day-by-day basis. Technology-related work is now inseparable from many of the business functions that were once done primarily off-line. Some businesses have either abandoned the brick-and-mortar stores completely for the e-commerce model, or bolstered their physical locations with online stores to their business operations. Marketing has moved increasingly away from traditional print, TV, and radio advertising to social media and search engine optimization. At a bare minimum, even businesses that follow the more traditional business model recognize the need to have a professionally designed website that allows them to be found by customers online.

Because most business owners lack the technical expertise to carry out these tasks themselves, most will hire in-house support or turn to technical consultants for advice on integrating technology into their businesses. This has resulted in an uptick in both technology-related jobs like IT and computer programming, as well as technical consulting jobs.

These job trends have been reflected in hiring data on, a leading job site for consulting employment. As of the last week of March, the site registered nearly 1,000 technical consulting jobs, with roughly 250 of those jobs in IT consulting.

“Technology touches nearly every aspect of business operations, no matter what industry you are in,” said Harrison Barnes, CEO of “We are seeing strong demand for employees with the technical skills and training to help businesses owners streamline their companies for the 21st century.”

About ConsultingCrossing is a job search site based in Pasadena, CA. It is a part of the Employment Research Institute and owned by A. Harrison Barnes.

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