Wired: While New York City's unemployment rate sits above nine percent, anecdotal evidence suggests that programmers and software engineers aren't having a problem finding work. Old media giants are battling for talent with startups like Gilt Group, Etsy, Foursquare, Tumblr, Intent Media, Rent-the-Runway and others.
Right now in New York City every technology company is hiring engineers, programmers, Java developers or PHP/Perl developers, said Dave Carvajal, CEO of headhunting firm Dave Partners. I havent seen it this hot since 1997. Its white-hot. In the past week Ive had 5 top-notch programmers and four of them each had four offers, and we closed three of those five.