Since January 3, 2011 (the first work day of that new year) Minnesota companies have been on a hiring spree of recruiters. It was as if someone flipped a dimmer switch from off to on and then turned it up brighter and brighter
Not surprising since many of these jobs were eliminated during the recession and companies were going to start hiring… we do tend to be a leading indicator of how the economy is going.
The increase in hiring was a good thing... and we saw salary and hourly rate increases. And if you were a recruiter with a proven record in IT there was a competition of your services.
After seeing the many upticks and infrequent plateaus we are seeing a noticeable pause since Labor Day.
There are many fewer jobs posted on the job boards, Twin Cities Human Resources Association and here on my Minnesota Recruiter Jobs wall.