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Old 02-17-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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My company is actually having the same issue. We are a software accounting company in Shelton, CT and we can't fill positions for developers, BAs, and a Development Manager. I went to a job fair recently with our CTO and VP of Development and what we saw were people wanting what I would consider low-level jobs (admin assistant, etc.). It goes along with my theory. And this is only my opinion. The types of people laid off were those that were not pulling their weight, had been in the position doing the same thing for years w/out trying to advance their career, and/or were low-skilled to being with. Again, just my opinion. I think that people with education and skill sets are hanging in their current jobs (like me) until the market improves.
Your opinion is wrong. Before anyone brags about how hard working they are and totally irreplaceable, remember we are all just an outsourcing or a $20 Office Depot program away from sitting on the same bench with the "losers". If your boss can get your job done cheaper, he won't care about your "skill sets". Karma's a tricky thing sometimes.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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Outsourcing does not work every time. It is a lot of costs associated with it and a lot of changes are necessary to your business process. Yes companies do outsource jobs that can be done cheaper, but to be honest the quality of the work drops quite a bit (I'm talking about software development where i seen outsourced code).
As for job market, i don't even look for a job right now since i have one, but i regularly get e-mails looking for BA's with 5-6+ experience for 68-75k range jobs. Seems like recruiters are getting desperate and send such e-mail to everyone on LinkedIn that has BA mentioned in their profile. If you think that your 5-6 year experience is worth 100k+, please feel free to do that, but you won't get that from the market, and then employer will get that H1B1 visa to bring some poor soul from India to do the same job with worse quality.

Situation might be different in other industries, but software development HAS a shortage of people. Hell all my friends from college with engineering degrees got good jobs within 1-2 months after graduation
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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still seems to be in the toilet to me!

and I dont see it picking up anytime soon

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Virgin Islands
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Ive been looking for jobs all over Florida (so I can finally move home) and Tampa actually seems to have the best job market (between Orlando, Jax and Miami)
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Ive been looking for jobs all over Florida (so I can finally move home) and Tampa actually seems to have the best job market (between Orlando, Jax and Miami)
But that's like being the worlds tallest midget!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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My company is actually having the same issue. We are a software accounting company in Shelton, CT and we can't fill positions for developers, BAs, and a Development Manager. I went to a job fair recently with our CTO and VP of Development and what we saw were people wanting what I would consider low-level jobs (admin assistant, etc.). It goes along with my theory. And this is only my opinion. The types of people laid off were those that were not pulling their weight, had been in the position doing the same thing for years w/out trying to advance their career, and/or were low-skilled to being with. Again, just my opinion. I think that people with education and skill sets are hanging in their current jobs (like me) until the market improves.
The people you are talking about are the ones that I saw get laid off at the investment firm I worked at. You'd hear stories about them later and they ended up in low end jobs.
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