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

From: Scott Shafer <>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 11:28:34 -0700
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--Scott Shafer
  San Antonio, TX

"Orr, Steve" wrote:
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> []
> 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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