While the whole National Magazine Exchange fiasco was going on in my life, something pretty odd has been happening on Craigslist, or at least here in the Tampa Bay area.
The number of sales jobs advertised has been reduced by at least 50%, if not more. Did all the boiler rooms get a little gun shy over the 2012 Presidential elections? Is the economy and the so called “fiscal cliff” the country now faces the culprit in the job freeze I’m perceiving?
For instance, here in Pinellas County there was an abundance of telemarketing jobs in the electric industry. If the economy gets worse before it gets better as many currently speculate, look for the electric jobs to rapidly disappear if oil and gas prices climb.
There’s a travel office in Pinellas County that claims their business is recession proof. That cannot not true. If people don’t have any money, they aren’t going to go on vacation, are they?
So maybe things get worse before they get better. But it doesn’t deter my efforts.