Employers bow down to tech workers in hottest job market seen since the dot-com era

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There’s an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphing how they hire. And workers are the ones with the power.

Good and experienced tech workers are being treated like local celebrities—hounded by recruiters, courted by managers, and bestowed a bevy of options before choosing their next boss.

“It makes you feel like you’re amazing, when really … you’re just another software engineer that’s looking for a job,” said Henry Chesnutt, who just moved back to San Diego from San Francisco to work at the rapidly growing tech startup Flock Freight.

The job outlook for workers like Chesnutt has been good for much of the…

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