Direct marketers can expect little change in the employment outlook for the remainder of 2007, but a slowing trend in new hiring continues, according to the latest survey by Bernhart Associates.
“The numbers are showing little change compared with summer,” said Jerry Bernhart, president of Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC. “At the same time, the new hire percentage continues to show a slow and steady decline, which began about a year and a half ago.”
According to the most recent survey:
“While hiring is not at the heated pace it was a couple of years ago, the supply of qualified applicants remains tight,” said Bernhart.
In some job categories, he said, it’s apparently getting tighter:
A total of 116 companies responded to the random survey which was emailed the week of October 1.
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