Fall hiring season heats up

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In case you hadn’t noticed, August 2011 showed an increase in the amount of recruiter jobs posted on conventional employment websites like and  That’s good news for the rest of the job market – it means that employers are still planning to do their hiring push for the fall months of September, October and November.

Traditionally speaking, companies hire in the fall to take advantage of their remaining budget for the year.  Many departments face a “use it or lose it” mentality on their allocated funds by the end of the year.  Now they realize that they must hire, or else possibly lose the new person for the coming year.

Considering the stock market insanity during the beginning of August, there was real concern that the fall hiring season may not happen at all.  While some market segments are down, it is a promising sign that contract recruiter jobs in a variety of industries are on the rise.

Private service sees a spike during this time of year as well; families are back from vacation, children are back in school and it is time to think about adding staff before the holidays.

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