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3/3/2016
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Dawn Kawamoto
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7 Tech Jobs Hardest Hit By Layoffs In 2015

Despite a relatively low unemployment rate for the tech industry, some of its jobs were hit harder with layoffs than others in 2015. Take a look at the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics data to see how your job and those of your peers fared.
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Computer Hardware Engineer
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
 Employed: 72,000
 Unemployed: 2,000

The tech industry has been aware for a number of years of the slowdown in PC sales as users' computing needs have shifted from PCs to tablets or smartphones. Additionally, hardware makers are also putting a greater emphasis on the importance of software innovation, rather than on relying on hardware innovation, the BLS notes.  

So, with its unemployment rate above that of the tech industry and its job growth projected to inch up by only 3% by 2024, slower than the average for all job occupations in the US, computer hardware engineers are among the seven IT occupations that may face a greater chance of getting hit with layoffs.        

(Image: Kallerna via Wikimedia Commons)

Computer Hardware Engineer

Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Employed: 72,000
Unemployed: 2,000

The tech industry has been aware for a number of years of the slowdown in PC sales as users' computing needs have shifted from PCs to tablets or smartphones. Additionally, hardware makers are also putting a greater emphasis on the importance of software innovation, rather than on relying on hardware innovation, the BLS notes.

So, with its unemployment rate above that of the tech industry and its job growth projected to inch up by only 3% by 2024, slower than the average for all job occupations in the US, computer hardware engineers are among the seven IT occupations that may face a greater chance of getting hit with layoffs.

(Image: Kallerna via Wikimedia Commons)

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