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Who knew that 80% of money transfers and 95% of ATM swipes are still powered by programs written in COBOL? This is very good news for retired COBOL programmers who want to keep doing a bit of work. It is also good news for younger developers who learned to program in COBOL to take some of the load off of the dwindling pool of retirees--and are making $100.00/hour . But for the rest of us, prospective employers will be looking for something a … [Read more...]
If you follow the news about the labor market, you know that the unemployment rate is extremely low. Job creation continues at a strong pace. Even people who weren't previously looking for work have taken notice—and they are feeling optimistic enough about their chances that they, too, have started applying for jobs. These factors cut across most job types and most industries, but nowhere is it more apparent than in the talent market for … [Read more...]
In business, summer is typically slow when it comes to...well, everything. Not the least of the slow-downs is the revolving door of people coming and going from vacations. Decision makers are OOO (out of office), approvals for spending are challenging to chase down, and job interviews are often difficult to get scheduled. So, if you are considering a career change, is now really the time to throw your name into the hat for that role that looked … [Read more...]
Recently, Stout Systems had the pleasure of being the food sponsor for the Great Lakes Michigan .NET Users Group meeting. We love attending these users group meetings because not only does it help us keep abreast of the latest technological advancements, it also allows us to interact with whom we consider to be the cream of the crop developers - those who are so passionate about their craft that, after a long day of work, they choose to spend an … [Read more...]