More companies are making a push to reel in some of the talent that was let go recently. So if your company holds off on its hiring plans much longer, you may miss out on the crème de la crème of market.
According to the latest CareerBuilder survey, over half (51%) of workers who were laid off in the past three months have found new (full- or part-time) positions.
That’s up from the 44% of displaced workers who said they’d landed new jobs back in November 2009.
The study also discovered that laid-off workers are looking outside of their chosen fields when it comes to job hunting.
For example, of the workers that were let go in the past six months:
- 64% of those with new jobs are currently working in a different field, and
- 55% of them said they “really enjoy” their new positions.
As news of an economic recovery increases, experts expect a continued — but cautious — increase in hiring from companies.
Has your company (or similar companies in your industry) been hiring? Do you plan to in the near future? Let us know in the Comments section.