Why can I not find any candidates that have ActionScript back end developement experience?

I am an IT recruiter in Michigan, looking for a Flash Developer. Everyone we send to the client says they look good, but don't have Actionscript backend developement experience. Knowone seems to have this, is there somethiing else it could be called or some other way to look for this. I'm not technical, can anyone help explain????

Asked By: highfieldzoo - 11/6/2008
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It can be difficult to find the right person for a Flash position because there are so many different aspects to Flash. To find the person that fits a client's needs you should get a very specific description of the work that the client needs done... More
Answered By: shadnaster - 11/6/2008
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ActionScript is ActionScript, it doesn't go by any other name... but there aren't too many *serious* developers who spend their time learning it... the problem is that it's part of Flash, which is an expensive piece of software to get for someone who doesn't get it paid by their employer... More
Answered By: Mehdi - 11/6/2008
There are two ways they're going to hire... More
Answered By: colanth - 11/6/2008
Well if they are hiring for a permanent job, they should also know that Flash is kinda being pushed out. It will still be around for a while, but browser developers have been irritated with expensive Adobe products and also the need to have the extra plug-in. Therefor the Canvas element was born, IE doesn't support it... More
Answered By: wummer - 11/6/2008
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