It was reported on ITWire 16-Nov-08 that 17,500 jobs are gone: “this has been a bad week for technology workers. As the economy continues to squeeze technology companies, staff are set to get crunched by swathing job cuts at BT, Sun and Yahoo!”
This just goes back to my earlier post on IT as a career choice about why kids are not choosing an ICT career.
Why would you choose it? ICT jobs are the canary in the coal mine of the economy – slow to appoint new workers & early to remove jobs in a downturn. Might as well become an accountant, at least that is a growth industry!