The US has nearly 1 million open IT jobs—here’s how much it can pay off to switch industries into tech

By: Jennifer Liu

The tightness of the labor market has been making headlines all year, but perhaps the biggest talent crunch can be seen in the technology sector.

U.S. companies had about 918,000 unfilled IT jobs in the past three months, The Wall Street Journal reports, according to federal employment data analyzed by CompTIA, an IT trade association.

Part of this has to do with companies simply investing more in tech to drive business initiatives — and as a result, having to build out those departments quickly.

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