Not so good news

MPNX2MPNX2 Member Posts: 29 ■■□□□□□□□□
http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_title=Survey--I-T--Job-Growth-on-Slow-Track&story_id=26844&category=techjobs

"The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) survey says that the high-tech job market showed a modest 2 percent increase in the first quarter of 2004, but that the market is expected to shrink over the rest of the year. Nearly 89 percent of new jobs in 2004 came from non-technology companies."

Looks like it wont end soon. I sure wish it would. I have my Net+ exam tommorrow and would really like to use it somewhere other than home.

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  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Well, in that case you'll all have to move to this side of the big pond. :) Here in The Netherlands are plenty of IT jobs. Things have gone much better here since 6 months or so. Those with a good education (preferably a degree) and/or a lot of experience (specialists prefered) don't even need a work permit anymore, (so no hassle with greencards, visa etc.).
  • JOblessELementJOblessELement Member Posts: 134
    pond, eh?

    That's a far way to swim all the way from here =)
    I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    icon_lol.gif Yeah, in your case I'd advice you to go over land ;)

    Programmers/developers shouldn't have a hard time at all finding a job here.
  • JOblessELementJOblessELement Member Posts: 134
    Cool ... can you point me to a few recuriters/companies in Oranje world? And oh, if it's not asking for too much, through a few of your influential friends, can you arrange for the next Euro Cup to be held there? That way I can watch a major soccer event LIVE during my ripe beer-loving crazy years =)
    I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    There are too many to list, but here are some of the largercompanies that (also) operate in The Netherlands:

    www.capgemini.nl
    www.getronics.nl
    www.logicacmg.com/countries/page_view.asp?pId=4004
    www.unisys.nl
    http://www.computerfutures.com

    Here's some info I quickly picked up on google, there's a small piece about IT:
    http://overseasdigest.com/country/netherlands.htm

    I'll check later if I can find some more info about those new work permit rules...
  • skully93skully93 Member Posts: 321 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Webmaster wrote:
    Well, in that case you'll all have to move to this side of the big pond. :) Here in The Netherlands are plenty of IT jobs. Things have gone much better here since 6 months or so. Those with a good education (preferably a degree) and/or a lot of experience (specialists prefered) don't even need a work permit anymore, (so no hassle with greencards, visa etc.).

    I'll have to consider that :). It would be easier if I wasn't married with a veritable zoo of pets, but since I love that situation, I guess I'm stuck for the meantime.
    I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed.

    -- James Thurber
  • Doomsday JDoomsday J Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Don't look too much in to bullshit like this. There are always going to be compaines that need workers in the IT field.
    If you dont stand for something, you will fall for anything.
  • mikedeekmikedeek Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    companies are squeezing as much as they can ....instead of having full time 6 IT guys supporting 1000 users ...hire 3 temps at 18 hr to do the same work...but wait till the day when it rebounds ...where gonig to squeeze them like the booming late 90's
  • skully93skully93 Member Posts: 321 ■□□□□□□□□□
    mikedeek wrote:
    companies are squeezing as much as they can ....instead of having full time 6 IT guys supporting 1000 users ...hire 3 temps at 18 hr to do the same work...but wait till the day when it rebounds ...where gonig to squeeze them like the booming late 90's

    Yes! I just hope that day comes soon!
    I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed.

    -- James Thurber
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