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.

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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.

-- 10 Companies Hiring Right Now


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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.

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Sara

I TELL YOU LIKE IT IS AOL...THEN YOU BLOCK ME...WHY ?

December 09 2010 at 2:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy T

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CONCERNING JOBS

The latest word from the White House is if you’re out of work simply Eat Shit and Die as they plan to continue to help offshore our jobs and continue to allow employers to use illegals. The government says that if you're out of work or about to lose your job, they don't give a Goddamn fuck.

They knew back in early 2000 the economy would eventually collapse as soon as the housing bubble popped that’s why they gave themselves so many giant pay raises over the last decade. Combine their six digit salaries and six digit pensions along with all the bribe money ( they call it campaign donations) from Big Business, the corps and the banks and they are living in total luxury like king and queens, actually drowning in cash while we struggle to buy food to feed our families..

December 09 2010 at 12:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael Osborne

You have said it best. Next step: Learn to say eat shit and die in Spanish or Indian or maybe Chinese.

December 09 2010 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy T

UNEMPLOYMENT WILL CONTINUE TO RISE INDEFINETLY FOR TWO REASONS

First, the population is expanding (births and immigration) so logically you will need more jobs.

Second, a massive, and I mean MASSIVE campaign by big business to offshore every American job that's humanly possible. And now with the internet, they have been able to offshore almost everything and watch it from here. Automation or Outsource is the main goal of BIG BUSINESS which now completely controls our government.

And thanks to our worthless, greedy, corrupt beyond belief government, they have succeeded in offshoring more than 40 million American jobs over the last 25years. Thanks to all the bribes and favors our politicians received, deals by dick head Bill Clinton and AssWipes George Bush JR and Senior, the outsourcing overseas and to Mexico has snowballed.

Even if you stop the outsourcing, we would still have a shortage of jobs because the population is growing fast however when you combine this with massive offshoring of jobs you eventually end up with massive unemployment.

It’s simple mathematics.
Population expanding + massive offshoring = massive unemployment

Until we revolt and take back the government from Global Big Business and punish all the politicians that sold us out ( most of them) things will only get worse. People must understand that the Filthy Rich which includes Global Big Business and the Banks now completely control the government and they have found a way to suck up all the money leaving the country ready to collapse from major debt. And our economy will totally collapse unless we revolt and save it.

December 09 2010 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cal orey

Wow. Bottle that optimism and send it to CA and NV. I am a phone psychic and I can tell you right now that my callers (around the globe) sure would be happy if this were true. I happen to disagree. Your read is off 100%.

December 08 2010 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bgri50

this is a joke last report by manpower said on 14% going ihire and 3% going layoff

December 08 2010 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ddan8719

makes no difference with the passage of the "dream act" there will be no jobs available in this nation with the influx of 20 to 30 million new citizens..thanks harry reid and the democrat party for litterally giving this nation to another foreign entity with-out a shot being fired..jobs what jobs..learn to speak spanish for it will be the dominate lauguage in five shot years..

December 08 2010 at 10:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jjjwkjohn4

So true/ If the DREAM ACT passes why have laws they must not mean anything to thoose in power.

December 08 2010 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PAULOCEANF

Wish you people would stop with the stupid ads, cant you people bug someone else to buy your stuff that no one wants.

December 08 2010 at 10:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ronald joseph

Hooray, horray bring on the jobs.

December 08 2010 at 8:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Eric Ericson

Is this a joke AOL. Who else. Be serious if you writing such none-sense. I see zero NEW JOBS. Real jobs, of course.

December 08 2010 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
M

Don't worry you'll be making minimum wage in no time.

December 08 2010 at 8:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Bill

Major companies are making a lot of money but still not hiring. The 10 million dollar a year execs will order their yachts from Spain as soon as they get their tax breaks, not hire anybody. Anybody that thinks when the rich get tax breaks they hire more help, ha ha! Get serious, they spend more in Moraco or buy all there spoiled brat kids New Benz from Germany. They don't give a damn about the working class.

December 08 2010 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy T

Sure they will be hiring alright, mainly overseas where all their labor is now so if you want a job get your passport ready and start learing Chinese or Idian.

December 09 2010 at 12:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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