Being on the employed/unemployed side, I see a lot of companies that
have ads for the same position for several months to a year, but won't
hire someone who may have been out of the market for a year or two. If
they had hired this one of these people, they could have brought them
up to speed in less time than the job posting lasted. Employers are
reluctant to to do this and it costs everybody in the long run. I was
an excellent programmer and for reasons beyond my control, have been
out of the field for 2 years and everyone holds that against me. I can
get up to speed in half the time I've seen some positions posted for.
I have to admit when I do finally find a position, I will not be
inclined to leave having gone through this.

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From: frank thomas <hmsco@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 1:26 pm
Subject: longevity
To: midrange-jobs <midrange-jobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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well dave, the five year "gut " of the i/t industry from 01-06 has
scared enough "stable" i/t workers, almost to the point that
recruiters are having difficulty in getting "employed" folks to
change, and yet there are still thousands sitting at home trying
to get back into i/t and to no avail.

i already see the shortage of as400 developers , most of my
placements are taking three/four months to fill. the old days of
hearing the "ninety day probation" period to see if both the
employer/employee like each other may be long over, cause i'm
finding the "employed employee "
will no long take that risk to see if each are happy with the
other. mainly because of the mass layoff for such a long time So
, with very few new "trainees " brought in these last five years,
things are going to get real interesting....probably more ammo for
clients to "outsource"
i see company ads in the papers/job boards longer and longer
now...lots of frustration out there now...

i know of one cobol insurance firm up north that has had five
offers rejected these last sixty days

"As the world the I/T industry,,,

regards, frank thomas

best regards,
frank thomas
dir/mis recruiting
hms company
serving the mis industry thirty five years
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