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Pain expected from hit to IT jobs

Tuesday, 8 May 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sam Bruinewoud
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(from The Australian)

GOVERNMENT IT is expected to feel budget pain with staffing cuts and slashing in capital expenditure due to kick in from July 1.

The exact make-up of this year's budget for the information technology sector is unknown, but major cuts announced in the government's mini-budget in November would hit from July, research firm Ovum said yesterday.

These cuts would affect not only the government sector but also suppliers to government, while IT staff cuts would hit the employment market, it said.

"We'll definitely see the cuts announced in the mini-budget in November. They'll begin to hurt," said Kevin Noonan, Ovum's research director, public sector.

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