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Techies happy to work for small firms despite recession

Simon Quicke

The attraction of working for a small company has not been diminished for technical staff despite the belief many hold that SMEs are suffering most in the downturn.

According to figures from the IT Job Board, 60% of technical staff think that small firms are vulnerable in the current economy, but 53% said that it had not put them off applying for roles in smaller companies.

Some are avoiding seeking work at smaller outfits but the proportion is not as high as might have been expected.

Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, said that there was still an open mind from technical applicants which was encouraging.

"Techies certainly seem to think that small companies are suffering more in the current climate. However, it is good to see that this hasn't affected the choices many would make in the size of organisation they would work for," he said.

"Bigger companies seem to have more draw when it comes to training and salary benefits. But, small organisations still have their place, and it is encouraging to see that techies relish jobs in IT that offer more challenging work," he added.

This story originally appeared on MicroScope.


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