but also the recruiters that help them find work, leading to the demise of several local employment agencies.
are available, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 10.6 percent—the third consecutive month it
has topped double digits and the highest it’s been since 1983.
the [employment] industry,” said Harry Danz, a co-founder of Indianapolis-based That’s Good HR.
now, as the companies for which the firm helps find talent are no longer demanding its services as much.
at least three local companies. Phone numbers for staffing firms Alexander Talbott and Gin/Tek Associates have been disconnected,
while the most recent number listed for The Pyramids Group is an automated answering service for a company called Career Transition
officials at these companies were unsuccessful.
statistics. And only Alexander Talbott boasted more than 10 full-time counselors.
having been founded in 2001. The other two were much older—Gin/Tek was founded in 1983 and The Pyramids Group in 1976.
just a microcosm of what’s occurring nationwide, according to the Los Altos, Calif.-based Staffing Industry Analysts
nearly 60 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2008, and financials weren’t expected
to improve much during the rest of 2009, the firm wrote in a recent report.
to remain rough going for the foreseeable future,” Staffing Industry Analysts said.
based on full-time counselors, can relate.
not seeing double-digit growth like we used to, but we’re still doing well,” company President Herb Benshoof said.
“In difficult times, you do what it takes to survive and come out the other side.”
Indiana to the entire state, in an effort to gain more business. He concentration is in accounting, finance, information technology
and health care.
is hiring, it might take six to eight weeks to fill a position instead of the more typical four to six weeks, Danz said. His
bread and butter is accounting/finance, human resources and operations.
nearly steady since May, indicating the unemployment situation may be stabilizing.
come back to you someday.”