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ERIC Number: ED441150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 136
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The Digital Work Force: Building Infotech Skills at the Speed of Innovation.
Meares, Carol Ann; Sargent, John F., Jr.
This report is the product of an effort by the Office of Technology Policy to assess current and future needs for information technology (IT) workers through a comprehensive information-gathering project that included the following three activities: (1) nationwide regional meetings that included discussions with industry executives, representatives from academia, business leaders, students, and workers; (2) examination of a wide range of data on the IT workforce; and (3) regular monitoring of literature on the subject. The following are among the topics discussed in Chapters 1-9: (1) the challenge of developing the IT workforce; (2) the vital role of IT in the U.S. economy; (3) the business environment and its impact on the IT labor market; (4) the demand for core IT workers; (5) the supply of core IT workers; (6) indications of a tighter labor market; (7) state and regional perspectives; (8) a report of the National Dialogue on the Information Technology Work Force; and (9) answers the IT workforce challenge. Chapters 1-9 contain 45 tables/figures. Chapter 10 consists of four appendixes on the following four topics: (1) employment sectors for core IT workers; (2) core IT workforce distribution by industry; (3) core IT workforce distribution by occupation; and (4) state employment projections in core IT occupations for 1996-2006. (MN)
Office of Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202-482-3037. For full text:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Office of Technology Policy (DOC), Washington, DC.