Re: How to get the most $ when leaving the co.?
Apparently, CC is a contract worker . That is, CC does not report directly to the company having the project (or work). If that's the case, there are still plenty of openings for contract works (i.e., hardware, software development, mechanical design) in so called "high tech" companies in the twin cities, e.g., Medtronic, Guidant, Boston Scientific, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamic, Honeywell, Seagate and ADC Telecom.
However, I would not call it a booming job market. Direct positions are still very tight.
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