Anyone hiring at the moment?
matt.follett at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 00:42:25 BST 2009
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Ask Bjørn Hansen <ask at develooper.com>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 (booking.com) are. But that unfortunally requires a relocation
>> to (or near) Amsterdam, and I can't imagine anyone willing to do that.
> At solfo.com 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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