• Subject: Re: List activity...
  • From: "Dave Bowden" <dwbassoc@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 15:24:22 -0700
  • Organization: DWB & Associates Inc.

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,

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>
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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
>  has very little to offer. >>
> The same is true here in the Los Angeles area.  In 23 years in the
> 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,
> know of two other capable contractors who were in the same boat during
> 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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