Optimism & Hiring – 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.