Which IT Jobs Won't Come Back?
The Wall Street Journal's homepage leads with a headline that many of us already know: Even in a Recovery, Some Jobs Won't Return.
The story, which looks at various Labor Department stats from the past few years, does explain that technology has helped make certain jobs obsolete. And it adds this: "One could also make the case that the U.S. is shifting from a consumer nation to a nation of producers, and that will lead to a resurgence in technology and high-tech manufacturing jobs."
That sounds good for the tech sector, but what's the reality for corporate IT? CIOs were forced to let go hordes of IT pros over the last two years. Businesses are still turning to outsourcing/offshoring to eliminate HR overhead. And the advent of new technologies (and the phasing out of old ones) is limiting the need for some It workers in corporate IT shops.
The big question: Which, if any, traditional IT jobs will go away permanently? Sound off in our comments section below.