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The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

Posted on December 2019

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Everyone has heard of the holiday hiring freeze, but is it really better to wait until 2020 to start a job search? Over the last ten years, we’ve found that nothing could not be further from the truth. December is usually marked by many last-minute interviews and job offers to candidates. And we’re not alone, a survey by ExecuNet, an online executive career network, found that 69% of recruiters said they place as many, or more, candidates in December. In this guide, we explore the top 5 reasons why December is the perfect time for supply chain and procurement professionals to search for a new job, including a data-dive into:

  • Search volume for jobs during December over the last ten years

  • The total US labor force quit rates between 2009 and 2018

  • Transportation and manufacturing quit level comparison between December and January

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