A recent survey of IT workers in the D.C. area finds nearly three-quarters would consider leaving their current employer to work at Amazon. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Amazon is coming to Northern Virginia with thousands of high-paying IT jobs to fill, at a time when other companies are struggling to find enough qualified candidates to fill their own IT job openings.

Nationwide, IT employment in March actually ticked down a fraction, according to Alexandria-based TechServce Alliance, a national trade group for the IT and engineering industry. In the past year, IT employment has grown just 0.16%.

TechServe said stagnating IT employment industry job growth is almost entirely a supply side phenomenon, with an ongoing shortage of qualified IT professionals that

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