Firms consistently stated they are in need of experienced programmers. Firms specifically seek programmers with a background in insurance as the second most important need.
These firms also report that they would like to hire interns. So, if you are looking for a summer job or internship in a local company, checkout these companies. What you do is you go to the company's webpage, find their "job opportunities" page and submit your application.
Here is the list of local companies, most of which say they are looking to hire programmers: