November 16, 2010, 3:41 PM — The recent recession hit the American workforce hard, and the IT industry wasn't spared. In 2009, U.S. technology companies cut almost 250,000 jobs, according to TechAmerica Foundation .
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Out-of-work IT pros suddenly found themselves in a tough spot, as companies enacted hiring freezes to cut costs during the downturn. What's more, with each passing day, many unemployed workers' skills stagnated.
For many people, this scenario is still playing out. If you're one of the unemployed IT pros concerned about how you'll make your professional comeback, here are some tips on transitioning your skills, elevating your marketability and getting back into the workforce.