When I was in Toronto (apparently pronounced "Tranah"), I was asked by someone if there were any Perl jobs available in Portugal.
Yes, there were, and yes, there are.
Something's going on, that's for sure. Several Perl people (myself included) have been getting job offers or at least job interviews, even people who openly state they don't want a job or people who don't do Perl on a regular basis.
I've been forwarding people to jobs.perl.org. I hope they do get there.