Happy 2011 Everyone!
Well, we all survived 2008, 2009 and 2010 and I for one am so thrilled it is 2011. The average unemployment rate in the DC metropolitan area is 4%, with a national average at just under 10% which means that much fewer people are looking for jobs or are available to work for certain jobs. It is again a great time to look for a new position.
What this means for firms is the qualified employment pool is drying up and their positions are opening up again. Steffan & Co saw this turn coming back in late August and has been gearing up for 2011 ever since with an ever changing strong and diverse base of qualified available candidates ready to interview and start a new opportunity.
What this means for a qualified candidate is more opportunities, better salaries and a stable work environment to go into.
Everyone wins in a strong economy. I look forward to working with many new firms and candidates this year.