[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled

Menolly menolly at mib.org
Wed Sep 22 11:48:07 PDT 2010

When I was last looking, almost 5 years ago, I had lots of interviews,
which led to one offer I turned down because it was way low and two
companies that wanted to make an offer but couldn't get the paperwork
through before I had to give an answer to the offer I accepted,
which is where I am still.  And that was only within commuting distance
of my residence; I wasn't looking in LA or Orange County at all,
though I have in previous searches.

However, 5 years is an era in the tech market; I have no idea what
it looks like now.  I do know that I know very few unemployed Perl

> On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Christopher Hart wrote:

> I couldn't find a job writing Perl in the So. California area, so i moved.
> I couldn't find a job writing Perl here either, and of course all i hear is PHP PHP PHP...
> blah, I found a Python gig and I feel like I'm wearing chains...
> :P
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Randal L. Schwartz <merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
>       Twice in the last two days, two different organizations in the greater
>       LA area approached me to help them find folks to fill mid-level Perl
>       hacking slots (varying between IT and webdev).  They both said "it's
>       getting *very* hard to find people."
>       Now, I'm really curious.  Why is this?
>       Is it a supply problem, or a demand problem, or both?
>       As in, are there fewer Perl programmers here but the same demand?
>       Or the same (or more) Perl programmers here, but even more demand?
>       Or something else entirely?
>       By the way... I'm not trying to make a buck out of this.  I'm just
>       trying to help people who ask me to help, and I'm also genuinely curious
>       about the state of hiring in the Perl community, particulary in LA since
>       I'm also working here for a while.
>       (I'll also be sending this message to the other local PM groups, so if
>       you see it multiple times, I'm sorry.)
>       --
>       Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095
>       <merlyn at stonehenge.com> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/>
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> Respectfully,
> Chris Hart
> Developer / System Administrator
> Insuremonkey.com
> 2080 E. Flamingo, Suite 223
> Las Vegas, NV 89119

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