There are a number of noticeable trends in the Minnesota hiring scene right now. One of the most obvious is the hiring of Junior Recruiters and Recruiting Coordinators.
To the point now that the I am asked the following almost equally:
Do you know any developers looking?
Do you know any recruiters looking?
The recruiting of recruiters is always a positive sign. It means companies are hiring now and plan to in the near future.
Last year almost to the day I posted this:
I was little concerned about what I was seeing and it turns out all three points were true to some extent:
There was a natural pause after a long hiring frenzy
There was a seasonal pause
Some, many, companies were waiting until after the election to hire
Thankfully there was no long term slow down in the economy and hiring resumed in many skill sets as 2013 started. And it has continued through the year.