Will You Be Adding to Your Workforce?

John G. Swanson
July 21, 2009
THE TALK...

The Federal Reserve came out with a new report that suggested a "jobless recovery," according to a recent article from the Washington Post. The overall economy could begin to start growing again before the end of the year, it was noted, but unemployment levels are likely to continue their rise to about 10 percent by year-end, and may not come down all that quickly.

We've seen a mixed picture in our own industry over the past several months. Some companies have brought back workers, but we're still seeing cutbacks as well. So I wondered if our industry is going to see a "jobless recovery" as well. Or will window and door companies start hiring more workers over the next year or so?

That's our poll question of the week, and, of course, I'd like your feedback too. If your company's going to add or bring back workers, is it because the market's recovering? Are you targeting new segments? If you' don't think you'll need more workers, you can email me and let me know what you think.

e-Poll
By the middle of 2010, the workforce at our company will be increased by:
More than 100 people
50 to 100 people
20 to 50 people
1 to 20 people
Zero
Actually, our workforce is likely to be smaller then.


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