A Recruiting Industry Rebound? No Predictions, Just the Facts

NEW YORK, June 10, 2010—With predictions about the timing of a recruiting industry rebound so wildly divergent, BountyJobs’ chief executive officer, Mike Hard, prefers to steer clear of further speculation and focus on data instead. In a new article he has written, Hard says that data gathered from transactions in BountyJobs’ global recruiting marketplace show “pockets of improvement” in key sectors, job categories and geographic regions.

In his article, titled, “Data Show Pockets of Improvement for Recruiting,” Hard indicates that hiring took an overall uptick beginning in March of this year, with the strongest growth in:

– Manufacturing — BountyJobs saw 58 percent growth in manufacturing jobs during the three months of March through May 2010, with strength in surprising areas.
– Pharmacy — The number of open pharmacy positions nearly tripled during this period, which is an important signal for profitable growth in the healthcare sector in general.
– Sales and marketing — Jobs in this sector, one of the hottest in the U.S., jumped 55 percent in the past three months. One out of every five jobs posted is now in sales and marketing.

To learn more about the sectors, categories and geographic regions that are showing improvement, download a complimentary copy of the article, “Data Show Pockets of Improvement for Recruiting,” at http://www.bountyjobs.com/information/press.html. No registration is required.

“Without question, the recession has taken a toll on contingency recruiting and the picture isn’t all rosy,” Hard says. “But several of the trends I highlight in the article give me every reason to believe that opportunities for outstanding third-party recruiters and headhunters have already begun to arrive — and they’ll endure.”

About BountyJobs
Headquartered in New York City, BountyJobs is the global recruiting marketplace where employers engage top headhunters to fill any job, anywhere. With over 10,000 active headhunters, a third of the Fortune 500 as customers and hundreds of millions in bounties across six continents, BountyJobs is the most effective recruitment marketplace in the world. For additional information, visit http://www.bountyjobs.com/.

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