Supply of IT workers falling short of demand

The Philippines faces a shortage of information technology workers despite a steady 10-percent increase in the talent pool yearly in the past five years, according to the latest study by global think tank XMG Inc.

The Philippine information and communication technology sector is expected to grow by 30-35 percent annually in the next two to three years but the IT labor pool is projected to grow by only three percent, Lauro Vives, chief analyst of the Canada-based research and advisory firm, said in a statement.

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