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Sri Lanka: ICT workforce doubles in past four years

Starting with a low base, but 62,000 well paying jobs is a great achievement.

Sri Lanka’s information and communications technology workforce has doubled in the past four years as the island ramps up training and investment to make the sector a key export industry.

A new survey said the number of ICT sector jobs increased by 100 percent to over 62,000 this year from 30,120 in 2006. Over 50,000 people are estimated to have been employed in the IT sector in 2010.

The national ITC workforce survey by the state-run Information and Communication Technology Agency covered 80 state institutions, 325 private sector firms, 30 BPO (business processing outsourcing) firms, and 75 IT training institutes.

Cannot find the report on the Dept of Census and Statistics website nor at ICTA website. Hope it will be posted soon. Until then, a news report is all there is.

1 Comment to Sri Lanka: ICT workforce doubles in past four years

  1. July 11, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    This is great news and a growing trend all over Asia – the ICT sector will be the major industry for creating jobs for the next 20 years all over the region.

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