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It's been a little better out here. The market is a bit stronger and
openings more frequent with both short (3 month) and mid-term (6 month - 9
month) contracts rolling through the listings. The recruiters I've talked to
have said that companies are willing to hire but are dipping into the
contract pool first. As they see more proof of recovery they'll be
converting positions to permanent.
The trend (in Utah at least) that many companies have been following over
the past couple of years is to hire many of their tech workers as contract
workers for 9 month contracts and convert some to perm. employees. I have a
feeling that may become a model, if it's not already.
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 12:28 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> I think you'll be seeing this for some time. Except for companies working
> multiyear government contracts, hiring is happening mostly on a per-project
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> > The good news: on the first business day of the quarter, I've got two
> > phone interviews, so I'm two for five of the applications I submitted
> > in the past few weeks.
> > The bad news: they're both for three-month contracts, and I've seen
> > only one company advertising permanent positions.
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