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Software Developers

With so many companies continuing their expansion of online operations, software developers remain in high demand. But while the jobs are out there, finding people with the skills to fill them is another matter. Employers are finding it tough to find .Net and Java developers and quality assurance experts, said Mike Barefoot, senior account executive for Red Zone Resources, a North Carolina-based recruitment and staffing firm.

“.Net development is debatably the most popular language and there is a shortage because of the shortage of good talent,” he said in an email. “Regarding Java, this is a language that hasn't been utilized as much during the bulk of the recession. It was picked as one of the most popular languages to be used and make a comeback this year. Because so many developers have migrated to other technologies, this has created an inherent shortage. "

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