The New York Times – Employers Wait for Perfection

By srichardson on March 28, 2013 in Employment News, Job Outlook, Job Seeker Tips, Job Seekers

In this article from The New York Times, Catherine Rampell writes, With Positions to Fill, Employers Wait for Perfection.

Read an excerpt of Rampell’s article below. Read Full Article

American employers have a variety of job vacancies, piles of cash and countless well-qualified candidates. But despite a slowly improving economy, many companies remain reluctant to actually hire, stringing job applicants along for weeks or months before they make a decision.

If they ever do.

The number of job openings has increased to levels not seen since the height of the financial crisis, but vacancies are staying unfilled much longer than they used to — an average of 23 business days today compared to a low of 15 in mid-2009, according to a new measure of Labor Department data by the economists Steven J. Davis, Jason Faberman and John Haltiwanger.

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