Microsoft can’t find people.

Shelley at Burningbird noted Bill Gates’ comments about hiring:

“Anybody whos got good computer science training, they are not out there unemployed,” Gates said. “Were just not seeing an available labor pool.”

As I mentioned the other day, Microsoft recruitment isn’t all that spectacular.

I’m a degreed engineer who has been developing software (C, C++, Java) for over 20 years with experience in R&D, Marketing, and Field Sales. I have a track record of managing teams to ship products on time and within budget. And I have a history of driving substantial revenue increases in companies I’ve worked for. Yet Microsoft took over six months to get back to me to say they weren’t interested.

Mr. Gates needs to check his facts.