Lack of IT professionals sends wages skyrocketing in Portugal

It’s not a new problem. The shortage of qualified human resources in technological fields has been felt for a long time, especially in Europe. A few years before the pandemic, studies pointed out that in 2020, there would be a shortage of between 800,000 and one million information technology (IT) professionals to meet business needs. The health crisis caused by Covid 19, which has forced the world to adapt quickly to telework, has exacerbated this trend, as many companies have accelerated their digitalization projects.

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