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Q: Advanced Programming of Access with Visual Basic (VBA) ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Advanced Programming of Access with Visual Basic (VBA)
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: frank2-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 11 May 2003 16:30 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2003 16:30 PDT
Question ID: 202473
We are using Microsoft Access to create a customer info. data base. 
We are attempting to create approximately 200 user-friendly data forms
that will be filed with both state governments and with the federal
government (US) to obtain inter- and intra-state trucking licenses. We
need the services of a highly experienced Access programmer (working
in VBA) on a consultant basis for at least 4 months -- maybe longer. 
The individual would work in our offices, which are located in a
suburb of Phila., PA, for at least some of this time, since we have a
great many problems to solve. Thus far, we have been unsuccessful in
advertising in the local papers, and we have far too many problems to
solve to attempt their solution by e-mail on, say,
"". Can you help us find the individual we need? Or can
you at least give us a comprehensive list of ways to find such a

Request for Question Clarification by kyrie26-ga on 11 May 2003 16:48 PDT
Hello frank2-ga,

Would you accept a list of Philadelphia-area recruiters/headhunters as
part of the answer?



Request for Question Clarification by kyrie26-ga on 11 May 2003 16:50 PDT
Hi frank2-ga,

Another question - what is your budget for finding this programmer?
How much are you willing to spend? Are you looking for an answer that
lists "free" ways to find this person, or would you consider paid
services, and up to how much? Thanks.


Clarification of Question by frank2-ga on 12 May 2003 06:48 PDT
Hello kyrie26-ga . . . We will only pay a recruiter/headhunter a fee
of 10% of the hours actually worked by the consultant/programmer.  The
range we are willing to pay for the services we need is
$40.00-$100.00/hour, depending, of course, on the skill level of the
consultant.  We anticipate at least 600 hours of VBA MS Access
programming, but one person may not be able to handle all the tasks
involved, i.e., it may take several different people with different
In total, we anticipate spending anywhere from $24,000 to $60,000
(maybe more) to complete our project. We are not willing to pay a
blind fee up front, but we definitely will pay the 10% of whatever a
programmer earns.

Can you locate some sources other than headhunter/recruiters and
sponsored links?  For example, are there some organized groups of
programmers we could contact?  Thanks advance for your best efforts to
help us.

Request for Question Clarification by thinkout-ga on 12 May 2003 07:23 PDT
Greetings frank2-ga,

I know of a small Michigan based firm that specializes in just this
type of programming.  One of the founders has around 12 years
experience in this field and their rates for this type of work are
fairly reasonalbe at $70/hour.  They generally do most of their work
at their site but are willing to travel for specification meetings,
installations and training.  Expenses related to travel may also need
to be covered.  Would putting you in touch with these people be what
you are looking for?  Or are you looking for a list of such people?


Clarification of Question by frank2-ga on 12 May 2003 08:08 PDT
Hello again, kyrie26-ga . . . We would like a list of such firms.  And
any other pertinent organized groups that you can come up with. 
In-depth experience in programming the "screens" for user-friendly,
idiot-proof data entry is the focus of most of this work.  Thanks
again for trying to help us.
Subject: Re: Advanced Programming of Access with Visual Basic (VBA)
Answered By: kyrie26-ga on 12 May 2003 22:43 PDT
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
Hi frank2-ga,

Thank you for your question. I have had some experience in the IT
recruitment industry, and I would like to offer you my help and
committment in finding this programmer.

From my experience, headhunting firms usually have access (no pun
intended) to a large variety of skilled personnel who would be
otherwise "off the market", i.e. they are not listed on resume banks,
or do not publicize themselves. Also, the firms normally do not
operate on a "blind fee", but rather on a commission, employee-hire
basis. And from my understanding, a 15% or 10% fee would not be too
unreasonable, although a 20% fee is closer to the industry average.
There are many firms that will be eager for your business, however,
and you can just call them up, tell them what you're looking for, and
tell them your fee percentage.

In addition to headhunters, there are many other online resources, as
well as free job posting sites you can advertise on. Here are the full
results of my research :




"Since 1985, Alternative Resources Corporation (ARC) has been a
leading provider of supplemental technical resources to high-tech
companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond."


Career Advancements, Inc.

An established firm specializing in the placement of experienced
computer professionals for consulting and permanent jobs in the NY,
NJ, CT and PA markets.


Career Consultants, Inc.

"For nearly 30 years, Career Consultants Inc. has been a recognized
leader in the field of recruitment. Since inception, CCI has
established a reputation as a professional, performance-driven company
that consistently produces results."

"We currently have offices in the Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and
Virginia Areas."


Careers First, Inc.

"Careers First, Inc. - founded in 1970 - in Cinnaminson, NJ - is 8
miles from Philadelphia, surrounded by thousands of companies within a
60-mile radius.  Many of these are prominent Global leaders with
headquarters or business operations in our Greater Delaware Valley. 
Our mission has always been to provide recruiting & placement services
focused around the demand for Computer-based Technology skills."


Digital Action : Professional Search and Recruiting

"Founded in 1995, Digital Action, Inc. is a professional search and
consulting firm based in suburban Philadelphia, with recruiting
consultants strategically located in key markets."


The Franklin Company - interval employment for technical professionals

"The Franklin Company is a leading provider of contract temporary
services throughout the United States. Since 1958, Franklin has been
supplying Fortune 500 companies with Professional and Technical skills
including Managers, Engineers, Administrators, Designers, Scientists,
Chemists, Biologists, and Technicians."


KSM Associates, Inc.

"When your mission critical IT needs include strategic planning, tool
& technology selection, software architecture & design, development,
maintenance, or outsourcing, KSM's proven track record in each of
these areas ensures success. KSM Associates, Inc. was founded in 1983
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Newtown, Pennsylvania with a Midwestern Regional Office in Chicago,


Main Line Personnel Services, Inc.

"Main Line Personnel Services, Inc. is a full service Technical
Recruiting Agency. We focus on full-time, part-time and contract
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Located just outside Philadelphia.


Peak Technical Services, Inc.

"PEAK plays a fundamental role in staffing major projects across the
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StaffPros Inc.

"With an increasingly volatile economy, the demand for providing the
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Located in Harrisburg, PA.


MRI - Management Recruiters of Ambler-Philadelphia

"Management Recruiters of Ambler-Philadelphia (MRAP) : Intelligent
Information Technology Staffing Solutions, including Office Support


ProSearch, Inc. Professional Placement Services

"ProSearch, Inc. specializes in the permanent and temporary placement
of Information Technology Professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic
and nearby areas. We work closely with each of our clients to develop
a complete understanding of their environments, their personnel and
their current and future requirements."


RESUME/JOB BANKS specific to Northeast Region / Pennsylvania /


Pennsylvania Programmers - Resume Databases

"The candidates on this page are exclusively interested in
work-at-home employment. In order to contact these job seekers, you
must be an employer with a minimum of one telecommute job ad posted. 
Post a telecommute job ad now for free."

This looks like a really good resource for you, there are a number of
VB and Access programmers. Although they are listed as "work at home",
they are physically located in PA, and I'm sure you won't have
problems negotiating some travel to your office location. It's
definitely worth a shot.


" is an award-winning employment and information tool for
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This site has a FREE 7-day trial with full features.

+---- - Philadelphia job board, jobs in
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"PennsylvaniaJobs.Com offers employers a full range of online services
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+---- : Post job opening and use our resume
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Contract Recruiters In Pennsylvania


Employment Agencies In Philadelphia Pennsylvania


craigslist | computer jobs in philadelphia


Google Groups :

Google Groups :


Google Search Terms :

philadelphia OR pennsylvania IT OR "I.T." OR technology OR technical
recruiters OR headhunters

philadelphia OR pennsylvania access programmer OR programmers OR
developer OR developers

philadelphia OR pennsylvania access user OR users group (unsuccessful)

philadelphia OR pennsylvania vba programmer OR programmers OR
developer OR developers (unsuccessful)

philadelphia OR pennsylvania database developer OR developers OR
development (unsuccessful)

I hope this answer goes a long way in helping you find your ideal
candidate. If anything is unclear, or you need additional information,
please do not hesitate to post a Request For Clarification and I will
be happy to conduct further research. Thank you for using Google



Clarification of Answer by kyrie26-ga on 31 May 2003 20:27 PDT
Hi frank2-ga,

I'm glad you found the answer extremely helpful. Can you give me some
feedback on why you gave me 1 out of 5 stars, so that I can improve
the quality of my answers for future questions?

Thanks much,


Request for Answer Clarification by frank2-ga on 09 Jun 2003 05:40 PDT
We would like to see that kyrie26-ga receives 4 stars (NOT 1 STAR) for
for his/her answer.  We thought we entered 4 stars as our rating, but,
for whatever reason, he/she was only given 1!  We hope this correction
can be made asap, as kyrie26-ga is a valuable asset for Google

Clarification of Answer by kyrie26-ga on 09 Jun 2003 07:42 PDT

Thanks for your clarification on your rating! It is much appreciated.


frank2-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
The answer provided has been extremely helpful -- many thanks to you, Kyrie26-ga!

Subject: Re: Advanced Programming of Access with Visual Basic (VBA)
From: hammer-ga on 13 May 2003 04:26 PDT

You may also want to consider contacting the Philadelphia Access User Group.

- Hammer
Subject: Re: Advanced Programming of Access with Visual Basic (VBA)
From: frank2-ga on 09 Jun 2003 05:43 PDT
Please see that kyrie26-ga receives 4 stars for his/her answer.  For
some unknown reason, he/she only received 1 star and we clearly meant
to rate the answer with 4 stars!

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