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So how is the job market where you live?

Mary Chellapa
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Just curious how is the job market is in various regions in USA (and across the world).


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Jan de Boer
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The Netherlands: Two years ago bad, a half a year ago reasonable, now, probably because of the Greek financial drama, rather bad again.
Will Myers
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London - same story as Netherlands it seems but the recent quietness may be due to budget constraints and/or managers being on holiday
Pat Farrell
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I live in the Washington DC area. The general job market is weak to poor. The IT job market is split. The commercial IT market is slow but alive. But if you have a security clearance, then the market is screaming hot, and has been for many years. There is no sign that the market for folks with a clearance (called a "ticket" locally) will ever cool down.

If you read the job postings, the key telling point is that when it says "US citizenship required" its because the position requires a security clearance, which requires US citizenship.

p.s. it is illegal to post a job that discriminates in nearly any other way, but requiring US citizenship is OK if the position requires a security clearance.

Greg Charles
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In San Diego, the general job market is very weak, but it seems to be really strong for software developers. It's the best I've seen really, even better than the "dot com" days.
arulk pillai
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In Sydney (Australia), it seems to be an employers' market. Employers can pick and choose.


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Parag Pathak
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Agreed it is employers' market, don't know about Sydney but certainly my area in India.
 
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