This week's book giveaway is in the General Computing forum. We're giving away four copies of Arduino in Action and have Martin Evans, Joshua Noble, and Jordan Hochenbaum on-line! See this thread for details.
Happened to me and lots of my coworkers earlier this year in big corporation (sorry, no names) in NYC. First, they fired those consultants whose rate exceeded some certain limit. Replaced us with H1B visa holders. Then again: group of people gets fired - they immediatelly get replaced with cheaper guys from India. And on and on and on... Now they started firing employees and same story again. Rumors are that they going to start outsourcing ALL of the development projects overseas. And I heard on the radio that US IT market is 800.000 people short this year ):. That's why we're soo desperately need programming help.
>That's why we're soo desperately need programming >help. you had sarcasm tags on that one, right alex? funny thing; i was at borders books yesterday and the java section is larger than ever. plenty of getting started books too. it's almost like people are still flocking to java even though the job situation is the way it is...(?) >--Good luck everyone thanks. i'll need it (hoping the sunday papers have some leads tomorrow).
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John, No, forget sunday papers. I was looking through Sundays NY Times + Star Ledger(NJ paper) for a couple of weeks - no leads whatsoever. Just some templates from different agencies promising you great position + signing bonus, then asking for your resume, filing it and then... I know there's nothing wrong with my resume - being an independant consultant my whole career kind of lets you brush up on resume building skills. They just got nothing and they wait for a market warmup. You can try your old leads(even though all of mine stopped promising anything.) Who knows when it'll end. Let's hope soon. P.S: Next rate cut on June 27. Good Luck, --Alex
"funny thing; I was at borders books yesterday and the java section is larger than ever. plenty of getting started books too. it's almost like people are still flocking to java even though the job situation is the way it is...(?)"
No; it seems that a lot of people are publishing (probably poor) books on Java just to capitalize on the demand that there was a year ago. Hoping that poor souls will buy them thinking that they will get a job without experience this year. Which was NOT the situation a year ago but I digress... How can anyone judge the Java hiring market by looking at the stands in Borders? LOOK at the want ads instead! You're welcome.
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD