Career and Job-Hunting Blog
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|January 3, 2008|
The job outlook for 2008 — at least the early part of it — continues to get gloomier as employers become more cautious about expanding their workforce.
With all the bad economic news continuing — the poor real estate market, rising energy costs, and a major drop in factory production — employers are quickly scaling back plans on what typically is a strong hiring season.
Further solidifying the gloomy job-hunting news is a report from the U.S. Department of Labor showing the number of people continuing to collect unemployment insurance rose for a fourth straight week — to the highest level since October 2005.
Are any employers still hiring? Of course, but the current economic situation will make your job-hunt much harder — and possibly much longer.
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