What Do the Latest Job Statistics Mean for the On-Demand Services Movement and THINKstrategies' Response
Last Friday’s government report indicating a dip in employment levels sent a scare through Wall Street and raised the spector of recession on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
The irony is that more than half of 112 IT executives recently surveyed by the Society of Information Managers cited the ability to attract and retain IT personnel as their No. 1 concern for 2008. As I indicated in my previous blog, these concerns are among the ten reasons why I think on-demand services will soar in 2008.
Nonetheless, I’ve also received a growing number of resumes from IT/telecom professionals seeking positions in the on-demand market. Some want to get into this rapidly growing market. Others are looking for new jobs because their previous companies failed or have been restructured to better position themselves to capitalize on the on-demand services movement.
In response to these trends, THINKstrategies has added new Job Boards to its Managed Services and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace directories. These free services are aimed at helping growing on-demand companies find qualified candidates and assisting individuals seeking new job opportunities.