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ictBusinessTech reports that according to jobs portal Careers24 there was a big increase in jobs posted for the IT, technology and telecommunications sectors during the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2016.  

This was despite the economic downturn.  The second quarter stats show a massive 154% year-on-year increase in jobs posted for these sectors.  The IT, tech and telecoms sectors were also responsible for 32% of all jobs posted on the site during the second quarter.  Yet, the stats also showed a 30% decline in applications for jobs in this sector, “meaning that candidates are being more selective due to the increase in available jobs”.  Among the other significant trends were a 125% increase in job postings in the government and parastatal sectors; a 1% increase in job postings in engineering; and a good growth of 30% in banking and insurance postings .

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