COMPANIES SLOWLY STARTING TO HIRE: While this has been a flat week for the stock market (due to Middle East tensions), The Tampa Bay Online says that ever so slowly, help-wanted signs are starting to replace the layoff notices:
Nurses and teachers are in short supply. Home furnishing stores are hiring, as are hotels, amusement companies and other recreation-type businesses. And temporary employment agencies are being asked to fill more jobs.
The increased business at the nation’s temp firms is significant as the country begins to recover from recession. Businesses, hesitant to hire new full-time employees, turn to temporary hires.