I am one of the many consultants up here in Canada (Toronto, more specifically) that has also seen the decline in AS/400 contracting opportunities since last September,1999. I have been luckier than most of the other contracters and have been only out of work since the end of April, 2000. I have been in touch with many a head-hunter and they also concur that the market is flat even for full-time opportunities. They do not know why there is such a dry spell either. Dave Bowden ----- Original Message ----- From: <RSLancastr@aol.com> To: <CONSULT400@midrange.com> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 7:58 AM Subject: Re: List activity... > << The question "Where are all the RPG AS/400 jobs?" has almost become > rhetorical. The Nashville, Tn area, once a "hotbed" for AS/400 consultants, > has very little to offer. >> > > The same is true here in the Los Angeles area. In 23 years in the midrange > arena (18 of them as a contractor), the longest I had ever gone without a > contract was one day. > > At the beginning of this year, I was without a contract for two MONTHS, and > know of two other capable contractors who were in the same boat during that > period. > > Does anyone think this is a temporary slump in the market, or is this the > death of the RPG contract market? > > Bob Lancaster > > >
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