" Dave Holmes-Kinsella is rushed — and relieved.
Laid off twice in the past two years, the 38-year-old Silicon Valley software marketer has been out of work since March.
But in recent weeks, he's landed six job interviews. Last year, during a three-month layoff, he had just two. "There is a glimmer of hope," he says.
Glimmer. Hope. Those were two words rarely uttered in Silicon Valley in the past three years as it suffered its worst downturn ever. But a sign of life in Holmes-Kinsella's world is just one of several anecdotal indications that the Valley may be emerging from its deep slump."