Thinking about snatching up some of the talent that’s been displaced during the recession’s record layoffs? Research suggests you may want to act fast.
Almost half (48%) of the workers who were laid off from their full-time job in the past three months have found new, full-time work — up from 41% in March.
That’s according to recent CareerBuilder survey of 921 employees who were laid off from full-time jobs within the last 12 months.
Another 3% of laid off workers found part-time work, which is down from 8%.
The CareerBuilder survey also looked at a variety of characteristics about the workers returning to work, including changes in pay, changes in industry and field, and relocation.
The chart below has a detailed breakdown:
With such a large pool of highly skilled employees out of work, experts suggest any companies that are in a position to add staff should do so now — before the economy rebounds and they have to compete with many other firms.