Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Last Meal For 2009 – Time For Our Last Supper?

I just read an article about New York City’s Tavern on the Green restaurant… here is the link. Seems that this New Year’s Eve will be the last meal they serve as they close their doors. The economy has gotten to them and now they are bankrupt.

This got me thinking… (don’t roll your eyes, it does actually happen:) if a restaurant icon like this can’t make it through the recent rough economy; we have to count ourselves lucky if we are still standing, right? Especially in the staffing industry… the last 18 months have really hit our industry hard, leaving a wake of death and destruction for employers, employees and agencies alike.

All the economic forecasters are saying that 2010 will be the year we rebound from this recession. I can only hope and pray they are right. But my recruiter’s instinct also tells me that we are close to a rebound. I plan on spending the first quarter preparing for the oncoming wave and anticipate that most companies will use contractors rather than increasing their staff, at least for the first part of the recovery.

So let’s all go out tomorrow night and have our “Last Supper” for 2009 and the recession!