Thursday, May 3, 2007

Java Programming positions at Accenture - over age 40 need not apply

According to the CSUS Career Website, Accenture is offering a fantastic opportunity to receive four weeks of Java and Oracle training, and then, upon successful completion, placement in a permanent position utilizing those skills.

This would be a great opportunity for many under-employed programmers in their 30's and 40's, whose primary skills are in obsolete technologies, like C, Paradox, Firefox, VB6, and so on. And if there were truly a shortage of candidates, Accenture would not place artificial bars to entry. But they do:

* You must have less than 6 months of professional programming experience

The Programmers Guild does not condone blatant age discrimination, and therefore encourages everyone with experience in VB6, C++, C, or Java that would be willing to be trained in San Francisco for four weeks and then accept full-time employment with Accenture to send their resume to


Anonymous said...

I'm 54 and have less than six months programming, because I was cautioned to move away from programming while still in school after my divorce. So, I ended up a Novell CNE for a while and am now a desktop support manager. Would my application be worth sending in, to see if I get screened for age?

Anonymous said...

I would. And then if they refuse you because of age, sue the crap out of them.

Anonymous said...

I am a QA specialist, 53 years old with less than 6 months of programming experience. They are getting my resume this weekend!

US_Analyst said...

This is a scary issue. And more of what the gov't under the current leadership has done to the technology field for IT professionals. There is no shortange of tech workers in the US. There is a shortage of professionals who will work for 1/3 of what was the average salaries we use to pull down. I think a lot of companies are finding out that cheaper tech workers means cheaper work quality and many communication issues.

Again, the rich wanting to get richer at the expense of US citizens.