Monday, March 09, 2009

Even In A Recession, Some Companies Are Hiring

Help Wanted: Pharmacists, mortgage servicing companies, nuclear power workers, discount retail workers, engineers (rock-bottom jobless rate of 3%), veterinarians, liquidators and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams. While the recession has claimed 4.4 million jobs, the economy has created others, many of them for highly trained and specialized professionals. More than 2 million jobs openings now exist across a range of industries, according to government data.

Human resources executives say companies that are hiring are benefiting from a top-notch talent pool as applications pour in from a larger base of job seekers. Broadly, jobs are being added in education, health care and the federal government, the Labor Department said, with the government adding 9,000 new jobs last month alone.

But beyond those areas, jobs can be found in a variety of sectors. Some places that are hiring, such as companies that make nuclear power equipment, haven't been hit that hard by the recession. Others, such as discount retailers, are actually benefiting from the downturn as shoppers turn thriftier.

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At 3/10/2009 5:19 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

>>>> with the government adding 9,000 new jobs last month alone.

> 9000 new government jobs, great!

My thoughts exactly. And almost every one of those gummint workers becomes a voter to support more socialist policies.

This is not a statistic to be citing as a positive.

At 3/10/2009 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiring plans, or firing plans?

Hiring plans sink to lowest level in Manpower history.

At 3/10/2009 10:48 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"9000 new government jobs, great! Just what we needed!"...

LOL! Amen Semper Ratio!...

Hey anon @ 3/10/2009 5:39 AM thanks for that link sir or madam...

Interesting how ManPower (a temp agency, right?) goes about getting their statistics versus the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Speaking of which consider the following from same said source (for what its worth): Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On the last business day of January, there were 3.0 million job openings in the United States, and the job openings rate was 2.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The job openings rate fell in January, while the hires rate (3.3 percent) and the total separations rate (3.6
percent) were essentially unchanged. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the total nonfarm sector by industry and geographic region. This release also includes annual estimates for hires and separations. The annual rate for hires, total separations, and quits decreased in 2008 while the annual layoffs and discharges rate increased.


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