I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing more job opportunities than we’ve seen in years. Locally here in Orlando, we are getting into a ‘booming’ phase of construction returning along with new housing, roads, tourist attractions, healthcare, and technology. In fact, we have three job fairs coming up this coming week, of which one is planning to hire 300 people!
So, do you see jobs coming back in your city? I think consumer confidence and spending is up all around. And according to the Pew Research Center, 7 in 10 Americans feel the job situation is improving (last year, less than half felt this way), and 8 out of 10 are hopeful that this year (and beyond) will be same or better as right now. They also found that only 3 out of 10 are finding their financial situation improving since the recession.
I think that gives real hope to people’s work, lives and outlook improving, and on a continual rise. This means also that organizations are feeling more hopeful, as well. This leads to funders and investors who are willing to invest money in new ventures which is why entrepreneurship is more people are taking the leap into entrepreneurship.
All of these facts lead to the question if jobs are coming back – and the answer is ‘yes.’ However, it might not be an across-the-board answer, which is why it is imperative that those in job-search mode (or plan to be) always ready so when those opportunities present themselves, they (you) will be ready. My only question involves consumers, who I find ‘fickle’ in their needs and wants – if this was truly a lesson-learned and they don’t fall back into having too much confidence and find themselves back in a financial hole. We can spend but within our means and this was a great lesson we all learned.
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