Sunday, August 19 2001 at 01:11 AM EST
Contributed by: jason
INFORMATION technology professional and father-of-two Cliff Evans has never seen the employment market so bleak.
With almost 20 years' experience in the IT sector, the senior project manager has become one of thousands of technology workers struggling to find a permanent job.
After only three job interviews since May, the 40-year-old from Sydney's northern beaches has been forced to head to Melbourne to take on a short contract to support his family.
Mr Evans's experience has been backed by new research that shows a 94 per cent slump in IT&T and multimedia job vacancies advertised on the internet in the year to July.