Re: Too Many Jobs?!?!?!?!?

Subject: Re: Too Many Jobs?!?!?!?!?
From: Roger Morency <rogerm -at- ONTARIO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 15:48:53 -0500

I keep wondering why companies continue to try to grow in highly competitive
recruiting markets when other options exist.
These companies need to look at where they are expanding. Companies that
already have an established presence in Silicon Valley should probably
consider opening their new offices in the Midwest. Odds are they find a more
loyal base of employees that are just as skilled as their counterparts on
either coast, but have no desire to move to the coasts for a job. With so
many new and efficient ways to communicate, physical location in a
technology hotbed is not as critical as it used to be. What do the rest of
you think? Since most of you probably already live on one of the coasts,
would you even consider moving to a city in the Midwest?

Roger Morency
rogerm -at- ontario -dot- com <mailto:Rogerm -at- ontario -dot- com>
Ontario Systems Corp.
1150 West Kilgore Ave
Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 751-7000

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Morrisette [SMTP:writer1 -at- sabu -dot- Eng -dot- Sun -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 1998 2:13 PM
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Subject: Re: Too Many Jobs?!?!?!?!?

From: Maurice King <benadam -at- CYBERDUDE -dot- COM>

>I've heard all too many people say that there's a surplus of jobs
and not
>enough people. Only one problem: I don't believe it, nor do I feel
any sympathy
>for the companies who whine that they can't find good people.
Chances are
>they're not finding good people because their employee recruiting
tactics
>stink!

etc, etc.

This argument is fiction (for Silicon Valley) and promoted mostly
by the unions who are trying to organize technical people.
Most larger companies have hundreds of openings for engineers,
programmers, and writers. They are paying big bucks for ads in
newspapers and other media. Large job fairs are scheduled every
few months. The San Jose Mercury Sunday help-wanted section is as
big
as some newspapers. Sun just raised their referral fee for employees
from $1,000 to $1,500. Drive around and you will see new buildings
going up all over the area. Companies like Cisco Systems have
limited
growth because of the personnel shortage. Their buildings are going
up at a rapid rate. Sun just broke ground for a new campus in
Santa Clara which will require a few thousand new people and a new
factory in Newark is being populated now.

Jobs exist for qualified people.

Bob Morrisette
writer1 -at- sabu -dot- Eng -dot- Sun -dot- com



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