Employee Tenure – Telecommunications workforce is aging
As companies cut back the first thing they typically do is eliminate newer less experienced employees, then they cut back the middle layers of experience, and retain only the employees with the longest seniority and experience set. This is exactly what has happened in the telecommunications market for IT Pros.
During the recession companies have continued to reduce the size of the workforce in telecommunication roles. This has resulted in fewer employees and those in those roles are older. In the long run this will be an issue as the economy turns around there will be too few “younger” employees who can take over the reigns as telecommunication demands increase.