Definitely a positive sign to read that Mass officially added job s in the month of May – led by the tech sector – http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/articles/2009/06/19/bay_state_gains_jobs_in_may/
Although we are still very much in “bear mode” overall, I am confident, barring any unexpected developments, that we are at an inflection point and that the market will steadily improve as the year moves into the 4th quarter – with a fairly robust recovery of the Boston/Massachusetts software engineering job market in Q1 of 2010. We are starting to see companies that needed to hire over the 6-9 months gain confidence in “pulling the lever” on hiring.
Good candidates should take this opportunity to dust off the resume, and start proactively looking for the ‘right place’ now. Once every else is in “me too” mode, the noise will fall back the other way.