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RE: OT -- the volume of job postings is way down

From: Orr, Steve <>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 08:53:37 -0700
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The weight in ounces of the Sunday San Jose Mercury News Classifieds is a valid measure of economic activity. At one point it was around 24 pages for IT jobs but it recently has been down to 1-2 pages.

A few years ago, despite the positive outlook for careers in computer science, students majoring in computer science was down because of the geek stigma. The result was a shortage in IT workers. Then came the Internet bubble and students began jumping onto the computer science bandwagon. So... to ensure demand for our services we should discourage student enrollment in the computer sciences by playing up the geek, propeller-head thing. :-)

Got pocket protector?
Steve Orr

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[] Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 9:51 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Another sign of the times is that ITI is closing its US schools.  For those who don't know - it is a computer training school. They started years
ago as a school in Atlantic Canada offering a 10 month course. Later they expanded to few Canadian and US cities. Last year they advertised on TV and radio about 400,000 unfilled positions in e-commerce etc. and offered-commerce
training. Yesterday I have heard that they are scaling back...



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