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Rural Sourcing

Rural Sourcing is the new outsourcing. So my job might go to Indiana rather than India.

Yet the demand for people with computer science skills is at an all-time high. The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show that the number of computing-related jobs has surpassed the previous peak in 2000. What is more, computing-related jobs are no longer an isolated component of American industries; IT underpins every function of the business community—market research, product design, finance, strategic planning, environmental issues—every aspect of doing and leading.

From CIO. If this is true, why am I still making less than I did in FY2000-01? And why is it that less than 1/3 of the job listings that are sent to me are for full time work rather than project work? Not to sound all sour grapes; if there is an increase in demand, there certainly hasn’t been an increase in compensation going along with it.