Anyone hiring at the moment?

Matt Follett matt.follett at
Tue Sep 22 00:42:25 BST 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Ask Bjørn Hansen <ask at>wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2009, at 15:16, Abigail wrote:
>  I've been bumming around contracting for the last few months - but I
>>> think that a regular salary probably suits me (and my slackness about
>>> invoicing) better. Is anyone interesting hiring at the moment or has
>>> this financial meltdown thing (news of which has reached even the
>>> provinces) stopped all the fun?
>> Well, we ( are. But that unfortunally requires a relocation
>> to (or near) Amsterdam, and I can't imagine anyone willing to do that.
> At we hire skilled Perl people once in a while too, but we're
> even farther away!  (Los Angeles; although only half of us are there)   :-)
> There are a good number of Perl shops around here actually; I think it's
> some combination of a reasonable number of big shops using Perl and enough
> people leaving those places to start new companies (and then using Perl).
> In other parts of the country not so much; you need a certain pool of jobs
> and workers to keep it going (and growing, hopefully).   It's probably the
> same in London vs outside-London.
> The best solution?  Start you own company and hire Perl developers!  :-)
> (I'll leave the missing steps as an exercise to the reader).
We are hiring a Perl programmer and aren't as far as LA, but sadly, are as
far as St. Louis, MO.

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