Amidst all the nasty economic news last week, it was encouraging to read this report from CIO Magazine.

Even many IT professionals are optimistic about the job market. Forty-four percent of those polled by staffing firm Technisource during the second quarter reported feeling confident they could find a new job. Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of IT professionals aren’t worried about getting laid off. In fact, IT professionals’ confidence in their employers’ futures climbed to its highest level—70 percentage points—since the fourth quarter of 2007.