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Hiring, Open Jobs and the Economic Crisis

Like most people in the U.S., I’ve been watching the news and wondering what all the economic craziness means. What’s interesting for me right now is that I’m taking a couple of economics courses as part of an MBA program, and I also have access to data that provides a different perspective on the economy than you’ll see on the nightly news.

With just a few minutes of research, I discovered that there are literally hundreds of thousands of open jobs in cities all over the U.S. There are even thousands of open jobs in some of the cities where you’d expect it to be impossible to find a job. Seriously, there are more jobs open than most of us can fathom. The challenge is connecting the available workers with the open jobs. To do that, job opening information needs to be where the job seekers are looking.

For those of us involved in hiring, this is not a time to fear. So often our news agencies and even our stock market are quick to overreact to the smallest news with predictions of gloom and doom. As hiring managers and professionals in the workplace, we need to take advantage of the situation by filling our job openings with top-performing employees. Doing so will help our companies grow and become more profitable.

Now, let’s take a minute to think about how hiring impacts the economy. Each time we fill an open job, we send a regular paycheck back into our economy; an action that results in spending. With hundreds of thousands of jobs open, that means that there are hundreds of thousands of paychecks waiting to be had. At CareerBuilder, we often talk about philanthropy and business. I’m not sure if this is philanthropy, business, or Economics 101. But, the best way for us to spur on economic recovery and growth is to fill these open jobs.

Obviously, I’m going to think that the best way to advertise an open job is on CareerBuilder.com – but that’s not the point of this note. You can do your own research and use the method that you think will work best to fill your open jobs. Regardless of how you choose to advertise your job openings, take some time today to tell job seekers that you want to hire.

We can grow our economy one job at a time

10 comments
Josephine Santana
Josephine Santana

I am really in desprite need of employment.I lost my job a few weeks before the economic crisis and it has been hell for me.If there is any one hiring in retail/sales or deli/cashiers I am available and reliable for that position.

Josephine Santana
Josephine Santana

I am really in desprite need of employment.I lost my job a few weeks before the economic crisis and it has been hell for me.If there is any one hiring in retail/sales or deli/cashiers I am available and reliable for that position.

Rick Mod
Rick Mod

Yes very refreshing. But I don't think many companies with adhere to this positive statement. Any company that has to get a loan to cover payroll, and the economy is making it tougher for them to do that. Hiring is the last thing on their mind.

Rick Mod
Rick Mod

Yes very refreshing. But I don't think many companies with adhere to this positive statement. Any company that has to get a loan to cover payroll, and the economy is making it tougher for them to do that. Hiring is the last thing on their mind.

David Pacheco
David Pacheco

I agree - we need to think positively about the economy even when times look grim. Taking a positive approach to the economy and job market may not fix everything overnight, but proffering negativity can surely keep things where they are....

David Pacheco
David Pacheco

I agree - we need to think positively about the economy even when times look grim. Taking a positive approach to the economy and job market may not fix everything overnight, but proffering negativity can surely keep things where they are....

David Pacheco
David Pacheco

I agree - we need to think positively about the economy even when times look grim. Taking a positive approach to the economy and job market may not fix everything overnight, but proffering negativity can surely keep things where they are....

Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee

Thanks for this refreshing take -- We need some positivity in this time. The news media more often than not paints a rather dark picture because that is what American's watch. They don't watch the light and fluffy, they watch the dark and troublesome to help them feel better about their current situation.

Great perspective!

Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee

Thanks for this refreshing take -- We need some positivity in this time. The news media more often than not paints a rather dark picture because that is what American's watch. They don't watch the light and fluffy, they watch the dark and troublesome to help them feel better about their current situation.

Great perspective!

Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee

Thanks for this refreshing take -- We need some positivity in this time. The news media more often than not paints a rather dark picture because that is what American's watch. They don't watch the light and fluffy, they watch the dark and troublesome to help them feel better about their current situation. Great perspective!

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