Odds of Employment Worsen With Time Unemployed

With 4.7 million Americans currently who have been out of work for at least 27 weeks, new research done at Northeastern University suggests that employers will almost never consider hiring them.

As reported in Washingtonpost.com, when 4,800 fake resumes were sent in response to 600 job openings, the researcher found that employers would rather call someone with no relevant experience but who has only been out of work for a few months to interview than someone with more relevant experience who’s been out of work for more than six months.

This makes part-time, contract and temporary work even more vital because it keeps resumes current, demonstrates that skills and current job knowledge are not being lost and can provide permanent job-seekers with new contacts and additional areas of experience.Image

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About Kate Perrin

Kate Perrin is CEO of PRofessional Solutions, LLC, the Washington, DC area's only public relations temporary staffing firm. PRofessional Solutions, founded in 1994, was named one of the 25 largest staffing agencies in the metropolitan area in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal. It's also proud sponsor of Washington Women in Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter.
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