The Article said "Architects and Engineers".
This would mean that it is part of the general reduction of construction, which is common in every recession. As an Engineer, I was laid off during several recessions.
There are also those who are working for companies which have outsourced factory jobs overseas.
Engineering work follows the construction and factory work. It has to. After the Engineering and mid level supervision, banking and management will eventually follow, because it also has to.
But, manufacturing is starting to come back. When Construction resumes, then, Construction will also pick up. Engineering has a good future. There are sectors where Engineers are in short supply.