Monday, May 6, 2013

Extra! Companies desperate to fill open IT job openings...or are they?

Saw this in one of my daily job agents...  

In case you can't read it, it says, "Sorry, there were no jobs posted in the past day that matched your criteria"

Here I thought employers were just begging for candiates to fill their open positions.  It's the reason they want to raise H1-B caps.  

Or could it be something more like this excerpt from crooksandliars...

"The so called "shortage" is a self made shortage by the companies who want to hire the knowledge at cut rate prices. Individuals in their 40s and 50s find themselves increasingly locked out of jobs they can easily do because the company doesn't want to pay them for that experience

Even when individuals are desperate for that job, and are willing to take any pay just so they can work, it's a rare occurrence indeed to be even granted an interview. And the longer one is unemployed, the worse it gets as now the company will claim that you've been out of the field too long and aren't current on today's technology.

So the next time you see some CEO crying about how it's so damned difficult to fill their spots, stop and think about what they're really saying. What they really mean is they're unable to find some kid who can do the job for peanuts and don't want to hire anyone out of the existing glut of unemployed tech experts who would kill for just an interview."

From the Global Affairs Blog 
and  reprinted by

Makes you wonder, doesn't it.
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