(via Linkedin.com) Hiring Rebound Around the Corner? Despite the gloomy news, economic and otherwise, there was a small bit of positive data from the US Department that hints at a big hiring pickup in the next few months. Their monthly JOLTS reports tracks total job openings, and the most recent report (April 12, 2013) indicated that the number of job postings in the public market has increased by over 300 thousand in February compared to January (see first graphic). This is the biggest increase in the past 15 months and the second biggest in the past three years.
This is big news since the JOLTS report is a strong predictor of monthly hiring in the next 2-3 months. As the demand for talent increases, job-seekers will have an easier time finding a job, with the talent hunters facing more challenges. (…more)