It appears they are not hiring any OS or wipers. I haven't seen a wiper in years. Most of the OS's got the job through family connections. Based on info exchanged here, most companies only hire experienced AB's or QMED's. I would think the reason is the seasoned guys would have enough sea time for an upgrade. Keep trying man don't give up. It isn't a de facto freeze, more of a general observation. Unfortunately in your situation you don't have the means to go door knocking. Keep your positive attitude and be relentless with your phone calls and emails. Something will eventually break for you.