I initially created this as a mailing list many years ago and it has evolved and grown into a very active list and web page. I still co-manage it with 2 Perl buddies, Ask Hansen and Dave Rolsky. There are over 1000 subscribers and most job posts get hundreds of responses and resumes. It gets about 30-60 job posts a month from all over the world. The web site supports searching for jobs and we will be adding a jobs seeker section soon. This is one of the things I have done for the Perl community that I most proud of.
I created a Perl books page several years ago as a single CGI script. It was an interesting exercise but ultimately unworkable. Fortunately, Iain Truskett did a proper site and used mason and MySql. The site can be searched by author, title, publisher, category and more. Registered users can add reviews and ratings. It is a wonderful site and you should check it out and add your own reviews. Unfortunately, Iain tragically died in December 2003 and will be missed by the Perl community. The site is being transfered over to the perl.org servers.
This is a very useful site which lists many Perl mailing lists. Each list has a description and how to subscribe to it. Also you can add new Perl related lists to the site.
This is the best site for Perl beginners. It has a good book called Beginning Perl that is free to download. Also there is a very active beginner's mailing list with patient experts waiting to help you.
I am regularly on two IRC networks, magnet (irc.perl.org) and efnet. My nicks are uri and q[uri] and I am in the #perl and #perlhelp channels. Feel free to strike up a chat with me at anytime.
Though usenet (netnews) has been dismissed by some it is still very active. I am a regular in the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup.