Technology Job Market Opening Up?
from the what-happened-to-doom-and-gloom? dept
For months now, we’ve been hearing lots of out of work people predicting that all the tech jobs out there have moved offshore, and that all the American tech jobs are gone for good. Looks like someone forgot to tell the companies that. As the economy has started to pick up again, it appears that online job sites like Monster.com and Craigslist are buzzing with activity when it comes to tech jobs. Both say that tech job listings are way up during the traditionally slow fourth quarter. Of course, it’s anecdotal, but in the last few months, just about every out-of-work techie I’ve known has found a job (some have even switched jobs twice this year). It certainly sounds like things are heading back up. There certainly are plenty of techies out of work, and the market isn’t the free swinging, quit-a-job-and-have-twenty-offers-the-next-day market it was during the boom years, but that’s probably a good thing. In somewhat related news, it looks like Monster.com is getting into the whole “social networking” space, by offering a new service where members can communicate and share job leads with one another and let them network.