Pasadena, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2011 -- Google has announced plans to hire about a 1,000 employees at its Ann Arbor facility in Michigan.
This will be the largest increase in its staff since the company began in 1998. The hiring campaign is in keeping with the company’s plans to increase its staff by 6,000 in 2011. The hiring in Ann Arbor will be for its highly profitable AdWords department.
Recent trends show that the IT scenario is improving slightly, at least in terms of pay if not overall employment figures. Dice, a technology job board, conducted an online poll of almost 20,000 employed IT workers across the country.
The results showed that the average compensation went up by only 0.7% in 2010, from $78,845 to $79,385. The survey also showed that only 29% received a bonus in 2010.
Salaries for entry-level IT professionals went down by 6% compared to 2008 levels. The survey overall reveals that IT professionals are not very satisfied with the way things are going on in their firms. This is because 40% of the respondents said that they were ready to quit for a higher salary.
The trend in IT hiring across the country is definitely on the upswing. nformationTechnologyCrossing, a job aggregator website for people in the IT industry, has seen a huge increase in the number of IT job postings. The site has been able to gather over 58,000 job postings in the last seven days. The site’s CEO, A. Harrison Barnes says that most of the new job openings in this sector are in database administrator type positions and other IT support jobs.