68 Percent of Firms Hiring in Next Six Months
About 68 percent of companies surveyed this month by search firm Mergis Group said they would be hiring in the next six months.
The lion's share, or two-thirds of them, indicated that recruiting would be for financial and accounting personnel, reports Fins.com. About 98 percent of the hires would be full-time permanent employees.
This shows that the entire economy is not mutating into one of free agents or contract workers without any security, benefits, or even a nameplate on their cubicle.
Back in 2001, way before the Great Recession that had employers rushing to reduce costs, trend watcher Daniel Pink published the book 'Free Agent Nation.' Essentially, Pink was issuing a manifesto that stated we would all be showing up for work daily at some temporary agency like Manpower. Or, if we were go-getters we would be the ones starting up and running the firms that hired or were engaging in many other kinds of self employment. Maybe Pink overstated it a bit. Or maybe he was just ahead of his time.
Jane Genova http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan. After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject. Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging. In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School. She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.