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I Can Haz Job on Teh Internets?

More than half the people working in the internet industry in Los Angeles say this year will be better than last
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Good news for geeks and the unemployed alike: The internet is the place to work this year. Per a poll conducted by Twiistup ahead of their upcoming meetup event:

Fifty-seven percent of the Southern California start-ups surveyed said the health of the Internet industry in Los Angeles in 2009 will be better than 2008. A significant proportion of respondents, 71%, also said that LA is a better place to build a startup in the Web 2.0 and / or digital media space over the San Francisco / San Jose Bay area.

LA's blend of media, entertainment, and technology could well prove to be the glorious threesome our local economy so desperately needs. Need a gig? Well, "nearly 50% of respondents are currently hiring, 43% of which are looking for full time help, 51% need to fill part time or consulting positions and almost half have internship slots open." And, hey, odds are 50% in favor of you getting a paycheck: "Half of those questioned come from companies that are profitable, a quarter from companies that are not profitable. The remainder described their organizations as 'almost profitable.'"