Job Market 2009

And now for some sarcasm with a ring of truth, brought to you by Screaming Frog Productions:

How many job ads for highly educated professionals are permatemp and have skills requirement lists as long as your arm?

This book, White Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioriation of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America - Jill Andresky Fraser, published in 2001, goes into great detail on the labor arbitrage of professional careers into the United States.

Since the recession was used as an excuse to export millions of US jobs and import cheaper labor I imagine these stories are tame in comparison to what has happened since this book was published. Yet Fraser writes deep research details on the state of work in the tech industry, a recommended read.