Could Hiring Uptick Be Near?
Businesses are squeezing more out of their downsized workforces and inching closer to the day they start hiring, USA TODAY reports. “You’re getting close to the point where the output increases will generate jobs,” Daniel Meckstroth, chief economist at the Manufacturers Alliance told the paper. “I’m not sure it’s going to happen in the first quarter (of 2010). But we’re getting close.”