What on earth are you talking about? If you check the perl jobs list, you will find that listings are UP, and have been for several months. There are tons of listings for OO programming, mod_perl, and other advanced work with lots of senior positions.
I don't know where you got these other ideas either. Java hype fading? Hardly. And what difference does it make to you what happens with Perl 6? Is Perl 5 not working for you somehow? Your post seems very alarmist and your claims of imminent doom have nothing to back them up.
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