On Wednesday evening, I attended Startups Uncensored #20, a monthly networking event sponsored by Docstoc, in Santa Monica. The panel consisted of Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc.com), Josh Meyers CEO of People Media a subsidiary of Match.com, Jeff Tinsley CEO and Founder of MyLife, Robert Angarita Co-Founder of Cramster and Mark Kapczynski VP of Corp Dev at Experian.
During their introductions where they described their companies, at least four of the five stated that they had job openings, with one having 17 openings. I am not sure if Mark from Experian mentioned openings. These are tech jobs: programmers, product managers. So it sounds like the tech job landscape is alive and well at least in LA/Santa Monica especially if you are in any of the mentioned needed categories.