B.C. needs to fill 10,000 tech jobs

Companies of all sizes are looking for IT professionals
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/19/2008

While the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics is increasing the need for construction workers in British Columbia, the province's technology sector is also facing a worker shortage, according to the B.C. Technology Industry Association.

There are currently about 75,000 people working in the province's technology sector and small, medium and large employers are looking for as many as 10,000 more workers to fill jobs this year alone, according to Pascal Spothelfer, president and CEO of the association.

One of the major markets for IT professionals are in traditional businesses, which need IT to survive and thrive in today's economy.