We are obviously not out of the woods yet and it may be awhile before we are. The unemployment rate hit 8.5% in March, the highest level since 1983. With serious uncertainty in the auto industry and consumer spending and confidence down, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the unemployment rate hit 10% + before it’s all said and done and we start to see a real recovery in the labor markets.
That said, I continue to hear stories of people finding good jobs and we continue to feed hundreds of open jobs each day through our Twitter page at http://twitter.com/thejobsguy . My recommendation to people looking for a job or anyone else for that matter is to shore up your social network relationships as this is probably going to be the best source for your next job. If you are not active on LinkedIn or FaceBook get busy! Feel free to follow me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kenhorst