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Optimism & Hiring – 2011

By In Uncategorized On January 31, 2011


Even though the unemployment numbers continue to be high (9.4%) there is much optimism on the hiring front.  Yesterday’s New York Times (1/30/2011) had a great article on positive indicators and unemployment.

The NYTimes sited a job search engine “Simply Hired” where postings are up 50% from year-to-year.  And there are some industries where growth is dramatic:

Manufacturing – 94% increase

Automotive – 137%

And although the article didn’t cite advertising/media – we do know from our work that agencies and media companies are hiring and the desire for experienced digital professionals is greater than ever.