Just took a quick look at the start of our BLOG last January. The majority of posts in the first quarter of the year centered around recruiting; trying to identify candidates in the tight marketplace. Here we are months later and folks are using our LINKEDIN discussion group to network after being let go from their employer and human resources professionals are looking for help in outplacing laid off staff.
The difference a year makes!
December 2007 ENR issue covered their annual “The Year in Construction” photo contest. They boasted that with such a booming year, there were many great photos from which to choose a winner. This month’s articles discuss the uncertainty in future transportation projects and an expected slowdown in the international power plant design and construction sector boom.
So here we are. A new year on the horizon. Hopes of an infrastructure stimulus package dancing in our heads! It is important for those of us who survived the down market conditions of the late 1980’s, early 1990’s and again the perilous times after 9/11 to speak of our making it through. Talk to those civil engineers who are talking of leaving the industry…hang in there, if possible. The market will change, projects will find funding and the US will need your talents and expertise.
My wish for you this holiday…joy, peace and time with those who bring you happiness!