Bizjournals.com is reporting this afternoon that “Online job listings up locally, nationally.” That’s great, but what does that mean? The report offers no hint as to the quality of the listings nor the means by which they are included:
There are two immediate questions that spring to mind as a person who was only just recently unemployed and who is entirely too familiar with “online job postings”:
- Are the jobs actually local, or are they those “work from home” sales jobs that just advertise locally?
- Are those jobs unique? Many staffing agencies will post the same job with different titles and descriptions, but they’re the same job. Five companies all trying to book a single gig are not the same as five jobs.
Pardon me whilst I keep my enthusiasm in check.