Driving up Lawrence Expressway this morning... At the light there was a well dressed African American man, he was waving so he caught my attention...
He was smiling and holding a cardboard sign with the words... "Need Work, C/C++, Java, Web Programming etc..."
Brought a smile to my face which soon changed to deep sadness!
It's that bad! One of my friends is a PHD in Computer Science, He's been out of a job for a year and a half!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JRica: Wow. That is unbelievable.
How about a teaching job until things open up?
I have been considering that if the Quality jobs dry up here. There's always a need for teachers - with or without certification.
I think that would be a superb idea. The US is trying to poach teachers from the UK (which also has a teacher shortage). Just think...if a good number of the now-unemployed I.T. workers got into teaching, we could cut unemployment AND take care of the teaching crisis. It's not carved in stone that you have to STAY in teaching when the economy picks up...but you might enjoy it and discover that you truly love it.
Years ago, we had many manufacturing jobs in the US. I am from a town in southern Ohio that had several shoe factories and the next town had a large Steel mill. Today, this town has less than one half the population it had in the late 50s. There are no Shoe Factories, and I am not sure if the Steel Mill is even there anymore. All of this manufacturing is done in other countries. Out sourcing?
A lot of this is happening in software development. I no longer work for a software development company; I am part of an IT organization that supports the operations of a company. I don't think companies like Microsoft will go else where, but many special built applications are being developed in other countries.