So, I’m back from my trip throughout Egypt and Jordan (Petra) – it was an amazing, facinating and wonderful trip – a few pics are posted here. While gone, and so far while back – we’ve been seeing a few glimmers of a thaw in the market – not a wholesale shift, but definitely “more” than we’ve seen since October. Nevertheless, the MA unemployment rate is up to 7.8%, but still below the national average. The volume of candidates is still very high, with the ratio of candidates that are the “cream of the crop” lower than ever. For example, while out over 16 days, just over 2000 resumes were deposited in my email. Wow! Good to be back, and look forward to catching up on MA software engineer jobs.