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Fewer IT jobs were lost last year

A study released recently by the American Electronics Association (AeA) showed that in 2004 the U.S. high-tech industry lost 25,000 jobs, dropping to 5.6 million. This decline in 2004 represents a considerable slowdown in technology jobs lost, compared to the 333,000 jobs lost in 2003 and the 612,000 jobs lost in 2002.

Cyberstates 2005 found that all but four states lost high-tech jobs in 2003, the most recent year for which state data are available. California and Texas lost the greatest number of tech jobs, shedding some 67,800 and 32,900 jobs, respectively.

New York and Illinois were also among the five states that lost the most high-tech jobs. Despite these losses, California and Texas remained the leading cyberstates by employment, followed by New York and Florida. California (916,000), Texas (446,000), New York (305,000), Florida (259,000), and Virginia (244,000) led the nation in high-tech employment in 2003.

ADJK Group announces name change

Newark, Del.-based ADJK Group International said its name was changed to Oxyte Communications LLC.

Current ADJK Group customers will have the option to maintain their current service plan, or migrate to one of the new plans offered under the Oxyte brand.

Andre Faca will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of the newly organized company.

The company is a provider of Web site hosting services.

IT dominant in online job postings

Jobs in IT, engineering/architecture, and accounting/finance represent nearly 50 percent of all employment postings-according to a study by the 4Jobs.com Career Network, an online network of over 6,000 employment listings. 4Jobs.com Career Network’s partners include Phillyjobs.com, WestPalmBeach.com and JobBankUSA.com.

IT jobs represent nearly 20 percent of the online job posting market, engineering/architecture positions constituting 17 percent, and accounting/finance job postings totaling 10 percent, according to statistics based upon traffic to the 4Jobs.com’s Web site during Q1 of 2005. Statistics are based upon information collected over a six month period, based on a quarterly breakdown.

Here are some more results from the 4Jobs.com Career Trends Q1 2005 Study:

* IT is the dominant sector for both online employment postings and resume postings.

* As a percentage of healthcare and medical job postings continue to decline, the percentage of resume postings in those areas showed increased growth.

* Merchandising, purchasing and retail declined sharply in the first quarter of 2005.

* Washington D.C., Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and California have the largest percentage of online employment postings per capita over the last three quarters.

Mozdex debuts RSS tool

Lancaster-based Mozdex.com introduced support for OpenSearch’s RSS. OpenSearch will allow Mozdex.com search results to be easily integrated across any hosted or client side application capable of parsing RSS data.

Using Mozdex.com’s OpenSearch RSS, users can point a Web browser to www.mozdex.com/opensearch to participate in this program. The site contains information on using Mozdex.com search results as well as scripts, plug-ins, and portlets for common application servers and content systems.

Hamilton Lane hires D&D Interactive

Philadelphia financial institution Hamilton Lane hired Bala Cynwyd-based D&D Interactive, Inc. to develop a fully content managed Web site, located at www.hamiltonlane.com.

D&D said content management gives Hamilton Lane’s staff the power to perform instant updates to the new Web site, including the ability to add and delete pages, modify text, and assign specific photos and graphics per page.

WorldGate starts making video phone

Trevose-based WorldGate Communications Inc. announced that commercial production of Ojo, the company’s video phone, has begun, and that the company is shipping products to Motorola in preparation for national distribution to retailers, catalogs and other merchandise outlets. Ojo recently completed field tests at Motorola, and passed the company’s rigorous product evaluation process.

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