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Employment 2005: Boom or Bust for Computer Professionals?
May 1996 (vol. 29 no. 5)
pp. 87-98

Over the last four years, the world's corporations have been restructured, reengineered, downsized, and rightsized. Whatever it is called, the process usually involves laying off workers. Some of the largest upheavals have involved those corporations built around the sale and application of computer technology, and one of the professions affected most is the computing profession. We continue to hear contradictory reports of excesses and shortages of skilled labor in the world's technology market. Is it boom or bust for computer professionals? This article examines the trends that are important to computer professionals. The fact is that the computing profession as a whole is enjoying stable employment and renewed hiring, and the job market for computer professionals is bullish over the next 10 years.

Citation:
John Keaton, Scott Hamilton, "Employment 2005: Boom or Bust for Computer Professionals?," Computer, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 87-98, May 1996, doi:10.1109/2.494086
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