Deborah Vazquez was quoted in an article about the 2010 PROTECH Tech Surveys “Survey shows increased optimism among IT companies.”
Boca Raton-based staffing agency PROTECH, which conducted the February survey of 681 technology executives in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, found mounting stress on existing staff at IT companies. “People are stretched. They’re working a lot more hours per week after all these layoffs we’ve had,” said Deborah Vazquez, owner of PROTECH, an agency that places permanent and temporary employees in technical jobs with IT companies. In the past year, many of the additions to staff at IT companies have been temporary workers. Temps comprise 29 percent of the combined work force of the executives who responded to the PROTECH survey, up sharply from 14 percent a year ago. The percentage may increase further this year. “Companies are going to be hiring more temp workers,” Vazquez said. “We began to see a major shift last year, and it’s continuing this year.” In her own agency, temp placement now accounts for 90 percent of the business, up from 62 percent a year ago.
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